Upper St. Clair School District wins Magna Award

Published Apr 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm (Updated Apr 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm)

The Upper St. Clair School District was selected as a first place winner in the 19th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s American School Board Journal.

The local district is being honored in the under 5,000 enrollment category for its Student Leadership Academy that helps students understand how they can change the world through their leadership. The academy develops the leadership skills of students in grades 4 through 12 as each student develops a personal leadership plan and writes goals. High school students create an organizational plan, which identifies a globally-focused, service-oriented project.

The Magna Awards recognize districts across the country for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage community involvement in schools.

Upper St. Clair was one of 15 schools to receive a first place award.

Upper St. Clair’s Magna Award will be highlighted in a special section of the May issues of American School Board Journal and will be recognized at the Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon at the National School Boards Association annual conference.

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