HHHS Named Performance Qualified School by IDOE
HHHS Named Performance Qualified High School by IDOE
Hamilton Heights High School (HHHS) was rated as an “A” and has received the status of a “Performance Qualified High School” for the 2019-2020 school year by The Indiana Department of Education and the Office of School Accountability & Accreditation. This is the highest performance and improvement category by the Indiana Department of Education.
To be eligible for the Performance Qualified High School Program, a high school must receive an A for the previous school year. A high school remains designated as a Performance Qualified High School until it either receives a C or lower for one school year or receives a B or lower for two consecutive school years.
The purpose of establishing the Performance Qualified High Schools program is to provide flexibility to schools that meet the criteria. These high schools can then provide curriculum, instruction, programs, and educational innovations designed to help engage students in greater ways than what is required of the schools.
One of the requirements of a Performance Qualified High School is that the instructional day consist of at least 6 hours of instructional time and 180 student instructional days. However, a school that is eligible for the Performance Qualified High School program may exercise some flexibility around these instructional time requirements if the total number of instructional minutes provided in a school year meets the required timeframe.
“I give a lot of the credit to our students and staff who have worked hard to earn this status,” said Principal Jarrod Mason, Hamilton Heights High School. “This will allow us more flexibility in time requirements in the upcoming school year as we work to provide students with more opportunities to grow, learn, and prepare for better, brighter futures!”