Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth has received another national designation as a “school to watch”. This requires a year-long process of completing an application and meeting criteria of academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational support with evidence from the curriculum and schedule.
The designation was announced this week by the Indiana Middle Level Education Association and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. The 350 schools recognized for this honor nationwide are mentor schools in grades 5-9 seeking help as a school or in any particular area of the criteria.
In order for a school to be reselected as a “school to watch”, an application must be submitted every three years to ensure the validity of the designation.
A public celebration of this honor will be held today at 2 p.m. ET at the Riverside Intermediate School. Indiana Middle Level Education Association Executive Director Shirley Wright will be there to present the honor along with Superintendent Dan Tyres and county and city dignitaries.