Jemison High Selected as CLAS School of Distinction

The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) selected Mae Jemison High School in Huntsville City Schools (HCS) as a 2020 CLAS School of Distinction. Jemison received the honor for its College Academy Magnet Program in which students learn from college professors and earn two years of college credits as they work toward their high school diploma. 

Jemison is among only four schools from State School Board District 8 to be named a CLAS School of Distinction. The award recognizes schools that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.

"This is a tremendous honor for the Jemison community," said JHS Principal Dr. Demetris Harris-Leverette. "This recognition reflects the dedication, hard work, and perseverance of both our students and staff members." 

The CLAS Banner School from each state school board district will be announced at an awards luncheon on May 3, 2021 in Prattville. The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. 

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