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BE.Tech Recognized with Top Statewide Educational Honor
BE.Tech Charter High School has been chosen as one of 51 recipients of the state’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award.
The Golden Bell Awards, now in their 39th year, are sponsored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) to recognize outstanding public school programs for innovation, sustainability and best practices that facilitate positive student outcomes. BE.Tech Principal Carey Simoni accepted their award at a recognition reception and ceremony Thursday, November 29 at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco.
Recognized for their exemplary practices and programs in career technical education including their four pathways BE.First, BE.Cuisine, BE.Industrial and BE.Next, BE.Tech thrives to provide students with job readiness competencies and technical coursework in their career pathway while students earn their high school diploma.
BE.Tech Principal Carey Simoni commented, “We are very excited and proud to be acknowledged by the California School Boards Association as a Golden Bell Award recipient. This supports the everyday work and commitment of our staff as they strive to implement the mission of our school to empower students with skills and knowledge in a highly personalized learn-by-doing environment.”
The high school’s innovative work experience component provides students with practical employment experience while their Professional Development 101 course encompasses guest speakers and field trip opportunities that provide students with broader career and employment exposure.
A 17-member judging panel made up of experts from school districts and county offices of education reviewed the written entries and made the initial recommendations for the awards.
On-site validators assessed the programs in action. This year’s awards are presented to school districts and county offices of education helping students achieve through after-school programs, mentoring, instructional interventions, use of data and other innovations.
“The Golden Bell recipients exemplify the spirit of innovation and excellence for which all of California’s public schools strive,” said CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy. “The Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of outstanding education offerings in our state, and demonstrate the tenacity, vision and dedication of school leaders across California.” To learn more about the Golden Bell awards, visit the California School Boards Association’s Golden Bell website at https://gb.csba.org/.