And The Winner Is: Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center
If you’ve been associated for any length of time with Eagle Rock, you know our focus is on the work. Our singleness of purpose is reengaging students in their own education. And we actively facilitate the work of others around the country that express an interest in doing the same thing.
Point being: We’re not very good at tooting our own horn, singing our own praises, or making much of a ruckus about awards. We’d like to say it’s because we’re incredibly humble, but the truth is, our students and work with schools around the country come first, and public accolades — while genuinely appreciated — follow somewhere else down the list.
Having said all that, we have won many awards since our inception, and we thought it’d be nice to trot out those recognitions on a list. If for no other reason, they give us incentive to keep doing what — apparently — is excellent work:
- In 1999, the Corporation for National & Community Service recognized Eagle Rock as a National Service Learning Leader School.
- The student body at Eagle Rock received the 2006 Governor’s Colorado Cares Award for Volunteer Service.
- The next year, the student body here at Eagle Rock received the Daily Point of Light Award from the Points of Light Foundation.
- In recognition of the long-term contributions of a corporation and foundation funding to independent schools, our organizer — the American Honda Motor Co., of Torrance, Calif. — received the John R. Chandler Award at the CASE•NAIS Independent School Conference in 2007.
- Engaging the Disengaged: How Schools Can Help Struggling Students Succeed, a book about Eagle Rock, by Dr. Lois Brown Easton, won the nod as the 2009 Educator’s Award recipient by Delta Kappa Gamma.
- Also in 2009, Eagle Rock was recognized by the National Youth-At-Risk Conference (sponsored by Georgia Southern University) as one of five “High Flying Schools.”
- The Foundation for Character Development named Eagle Rock School a Continue reading…