DeForest Area School District is among 49 school districts in the state that received “Perfect Perkins Performance” awards during a September workshop in Stevens Point.
The “Perfect Perkins Performance” award recognizes career and technical education programs for meeting national indicators of program participation and student achievement as part of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. Specifically, DASD received a certificate for having career and technical education participants who
- enroll in and complete programs representing non-traditional occupations;
- successfully complete academic coursework toward district graduation requirements and successfully complete either a work-based learning program or tech prep coursework;
- graduate from high school at a rate equal to or higher than students who were not career and technical education participants; and
- engage in positive outcomes after graduation such as pursuing postsecondary education, joining the military, or entering the workforce.
“Schools that receive these awards embrace our goal of ‘Every Child a Graduate’ by providing quality career and technical education programming and instruction that helps students succeed and graduate prepared for the workforce and further education,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers.
“Career & Technical Education staff continually work to improve their programs to provide rigor and relevance for students, meet business/industry standards, and align with post-secondary education,” said Debbie Brewster, School/Community Relations Coordinator. “They also collect valuable data to monitor student participation and achievement while students are still in high school and after they graduate.”