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The Academy for Science and Foreign Language Named One Of The Best Schools In The Nation

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that the Academy for Science and Foreign Language has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. ASFL is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Only five schools in Alabama earned this recognition.

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  

The Academy for Science and Foreign Language is an International Baccalaureate World School  with a focus on science and world languages. The faculty and staff are committed to providing students with a world-class education where international-mindedness, excellence, and service learning are the norm.

Representatives from ASFL and Huntsville City Schools will attend a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.

For more information about the ASFL, visit the school’s website at  For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit