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Clarke County High School Selected as an Alabama Bicentennial School
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018


MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -            

Two-hundred Alabama schools have been selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday.

Ivey launched the initiative in December to encourage all students, whether in public, private or homeschools, to take part in the state's upcoming 200th birthday. Alabama officially became the 22nd U.S. state on Dec. 14, 1819.

Superintendents, principals, teachers, students, and administrators from the 200 schools gathered with Ivey and state legislators for the announcement Friday morning.

“It makes me so proud to see such a strong showing of schools participating in the program. It is an honor to recognize these outstanding schools and their projects as we head into Alabama’s bicentennial year,” Ivey said. “The Alabama Bicentennial celebration is about bringing communities together and getting all of our citizens involved. The schools being honored are a great representation of that goal.”

Approximately 400 proposals were submitted after every K-12 school in the state was invited to submit one that engages in outreach and improvement projects to connect their classrooms with their local communities, the governor's office said.

After local educators, community leaders, and private citizens narrowed down the proposals, the governor's office chose the official schools and awarded them grants of $2,000 to get their projects started. Fifty-six other schools were given honorable mentions and grants valued at $500. 

The projects range from oral history projects to community gardens to mentorship programs.

“One of the core objectives of the bicentennial is to get Alabamians thinking about what makes our state special, and what they want it to be,” said Steve Murray, co-chair of the Bicentennial Commission’s Education Committee. “The terrific projects developed by the Alabama Bicentennial Schools will create opportunities for students to learn about the importance of community, and to discover the ability they have to shape the future of their corner of the state.”

The Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative is presented in partnership by Alabama 200, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

The schools will submit a report about their project in the summer of 2019 and in December 21, or three from each of the state's seven congressional districts, will be designated as an Alabama Bicentennial School of Excellence.

Official Alabama Bicentennial Schools by County
Autauga County Billingsley High School Pine Level Elementary Prattville Christian Academy

Baldwin County Foley High School Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore

Barbour County Eufaula Elementary School Eufaula High School Eufaula Primary School

Bibb County Bibb County High School

Blount County Appalachian School

Bullock County Bullock County High School

Butler County Fort Dale Academy

Calhoun County Ohatchee High School White Plains High School

Chambers County John P. Powell Middle School

Cherokee County Cedar Bluff School Gaylesville High School

Chilton County Jemison Intermediate School Maplesville High School Thorsby High School Verbena High School

Choctaw County Choctaw County High School Southern Choctaw Elementary School

Clarke County

Clarke County High School

Jackson Intermediate School

Wilson Hall Middle School

Clay County Lineville Elementary School

Cleburne County Cleburne County Middle School

Coffee County Elba Elementary School Elba High School

Colbert County G.W. Trenholm Primary School McBride Elementary School

Conecuh County Lyeffion Jr. High School

Coosa County Central Elementary School

Covington County Florala High School

Crenshaw County Luverne High School

Cullman County Good Hope High School Thistle and Clover Academy Vinemont Elementary School

Dale County Harry N. Mixon Intermediate School

Dallas County Salem Elementary School Selma High School Southside Primary School Valley Grande Elementary School

DeKalb County Collinsville High School Crossville Elementary School Williams Avenue Elementary School

Elmore County Elmore County High School Wetumpka Middle School

Escambia County Rachel Patterson Elementary School

Etowah County John S. Jones Elementary School Southside High School

Fayette County Fayette Elementary School

Franklin County Red Bay High School Russellville Elementary School

Geneva County Samson Elementary School

Greene County Eutaw Primary School Greene County High School Robert Brown Middle School

Hale County Hale County College and Career Academy Hale County Middle School Moundville Elementary School

Henry County Headland Middle School

Houston County Montana Street Magnet School Rehobeth School District Webb Elementary School

Jackson County Bridgeport Middle School Woodville High School Pisgah High School

Jefferson County Bluff Park Elementary School Cahaba Elementary School Faith Community Christian School George Washington Carver High School Greenwood Elementary School John Herbert Phillips Academy Leeds Elementary School Magnolia Elementary School Mountain Brook High School Henry J. Oliver Elementary School Pinson Valley High School Vestavia Hills Elementary School – Cahaba Heights Vestavia Hills Elementary School – West

Lamar County South Lamar School

Lauderdale County Kilby Laboratory School Lexington High School St. Joseph Regional Catholic School

Lawrence County Lawrence County High School

Lee County Auburn High School Auburn Jr. High School Carver Primary School Chanticleer Learning Center Loachapoka High School Ogletree Elementary School Pick Elementary School West Forest Intermediate School

Limestone County Athens High School East Limestone High School Piney Chapel Elementary School SPARK Academy at James L. Cowart Elementary School Tanner Elementary School

Lowndes County The Calhoun School Jackson-Steele Elementary School

Macon County Booker T. Washington High School Tuskegee Institute Middle School Tuskegee Public School

Madison County Buckhorn High School Challenger Middle School Madison Cross Roads Elementary School Monte Sano Elementary School Moores Mill Intermediate School New Century Technology High School New Hope Elementary School Riverton Elementary School Roger B. Chaffee Elementary School Ronald E. McNair Jr. High School Walnut Grove Elementary School

Marengo County Westside Elementary School

Marion County Hamilton Elementary School Phillips Elementary School Winfield City Schools

Marshall County Albertville Elementary School Albertville High School Boaz High School Guntersville City Schools

Mobile County Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Anna F. Booth Elementary School Calcedeaver Elementary School Calloway-Smith Middle School Bernice J. Causey Middle School Clark-Shaw Magnet School Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School Erin’s Gulf Coast Homeschool Leinkauf Elementary School McDavid-Jones Elementary School Murphy High School The Museum School at Mobile Museum of Art Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts Olive J. Dodge Elementary School Peter F. Alba Middle School Phillips Preparatory School Saraland Middle School St. Luke’s Episcopal School St. Mary Catholic School W.P. Davidson High School

Monroe County Monroeville Elementary School

Montgomery County Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School Bear Exploration Center Sidney Lanier High School The Montgomery Academy Valiant Cross Academy

Morgan County Decatur Middle School Eva School F.E. Burleson Elementary School Lacey’s Spring School Walter Jackson Elementary School

Perry County Francis Marion School

Pickens County Reform Elementary School

Pike County Banks Middle School Goshen Elementary School Goshen High School Pike County High School

Randolph County Handley Middle School

Russell County Central Freshman Academy Ladonia Elementary School

Shelby County Chelsea Middle School Chelsea Park Elementary School Coosa Valley Academy Creek View Elementary School Helena Middle School Meadow View Elementary School Shelby County High School Thompson Intermediate School

St. Clair County Springville Elementary School

Sumter County University Charter School

Talladega County Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind B.B. Comer Memorial High School Munford Elementary School Pinecrest Elementary School Stemley Road Elementary School

Tallapoosa County Alexander City Schools

Tuscaloosa County Faucett-Vestavia Elementary School Huntington Place Elementary School Lake View Elementary School Myrtlewood Elementary School Oakdale Elementary School Paul W. Bryant High School Skyland Elementary School Tuscaloosa Academy Vance Elementary School Walker Elementary School Westlawn Middle School

Walker County Oakman Middle School

Washington County Fruitdale High School Washington County Career Technical Center

Wilcox County F.S. Ervin Elementary School

Winston County Haleyville City Schools Winston County High School Meek High School


Alabama Bicentennial Schools Honorable Mentions by County

Calhoun County Coldwater Elementary School Weaver High School

Choctaw County Southern Choctaw High School

Clarke County Thomasville Elementary School

Coffee County New Brockton High School

Colbert County Deshler High School

Coosa County Central Middle School

Covington County Andalusia Elementary School

Etowah County West End High School

Franklin County Tharptown Elementary School

Geneva County Geneva High School

Hale County Hale County High School

Houston County Beverlye Magnet School Carver Magnet School Cloverdale Elementary School Heard Magnet School Hidden Lake Elementary School Kelly Springs Elementary School

Jackson County Hollywood School

Jefferson County Hudson K-8 School Chalkville Elementary School Rudd Middle School

Lauderdale County Riverhill School

Lee County Auburn Early Education Center Richland Elementary School J.F. Drake Middle School

Lowndes County Central Elementary School

Macon County George Washington Carver Elementary School Notasulga High School

Madison County Bob Jones High School Central School Hampton Cove Elementary School Madison County Elementary School The Montessori School of Huntsville Whitesburg Christian Academy

Marshall County Arab Elementary School Kate Duncan Smith DAR School

Montgomery County Booker T. Washington Magnet High School

Morgan County Austinville Elementary School Banks-Caddell Elementary School Barkley Bridge Elementary School Benjamin Davis Elementary School

Pickens County Gordo High School

Pike County New Life Christian Academy Pike County Elementary School

Randolph County Handley High School Randolph County High School Wadley High School

Shelby County Riverchase Elementary School

St. Clair County Margaret Elementary School

Talladega County Childersburg High School Lincoln Elementary School Sycamore Elementary School

Tuscaloosa County Northport Elementary School

Washington County McIntosh High School

Wilcox County Camden School of Arts and Technology

Winston County Meek Elementary School Lynn Elementary School

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