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Circle View Is 2018 California Distinguished School

Circle View students Ocean View School District announce that Circle View Elementary School is honored this year as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. According to a press release from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Circle View Elementary School was selected based upon its exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted the by the State Board of Education. OVSD's Star View Elementary School was also among the schools selected this year.

“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” said Torlakson. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”

Circle View was eligible to apply for this distinction this year due to its performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. These indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and English learner progress.

“This is an incredible honor for Circle View and Star View. I applaud the expertise of these dedicated teachers and staff members, who are committed to providing relevant, rigorous instruction that supports students and academic outcomes like these,” said Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent. “The collaborative efforts of Ocean View’s Board, staff, students, parents, and community make these successes possible.”

Honored school representatives were invited to attend the California School Recognition Program Awards Ceremony on May 3, 2018, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, followed by the state’s first California Gathering of Great Educators on May 4, 2018, at the Disneyland Hotel. This inaugural event served as a professional learning and networking opportunity for ceremony attendees. The California Distinguished Schools Program replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.

Mrs. Kristi Hickman serves as Principal of Circle View Elementary School, which is located at 6261 Hooker Drive in Huntington Beach, California.