South receives Summit K12 School of the Year Award

Harlingen High School South was recognized for its success in increasing English language proficiency among students. The school was selected as a finalist for the 2020-2021 statewide Summit K12 School of the Year award.

For the past two years, Harlingen High School South has implemented and established the use of Summit K12, an online, standards-based supplemental curriculum provider that helps to close gaps and ensures growth for all students.

Summit K12 recognized school campuses that demonstrated the greatest gains on their 2021 Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System composite scores. Three elementary, three middle school, and three high school campuses were selected as finalists from top-performing Summit K12 partners across the state, including 300 districts and more than 3,000 schools.

Award recipients were announced at the Texas Association for Bilingual Education on October 25. Harlingen High School South received third place, earning a $750 award.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a School of the Year by Summit K12,” Harlingen High School South Principal Fernando Reyes said. “This award affirms the commitment we have made to support English language learners across our district, and the gains our students have made is a testament to the investment from educators and our partners like Summit K12.”

Summit K12 also recognized South teacher Mark Gonzalez in the Top 10 based on his students’ results.

“At Summit K12, our goal is to enable every student to reach their summit, and these awards provide a unique opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the hard work of so many of our district partners,” Summit K12 Founder and CEO John Krensky said. “We want to celebrate the schools and educators who are leading the way when it comes to accelerating language acquisition for their English language learners.”

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