You may have heard that students applied in record number to the UC System which made this acceptance season extremely competitive. What you might not know is that King/Drew Magnet HS of Medicine and Science Seniors remained competitive this year with impressive UC acceptance numbers.
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment, accountability, and continuous improvement systems. 477 middle schools and high schools applied this year.
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The award acknowledged elementary schools last year.
The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Chancellor of UC Davis, Gary S. May, visited King/Drew. He was led on a tour, given an overview of the school, and greeted with lots of student stories/testimonials. He ended his visit with a presentation to select students about UC Davis.