Central High School earns national awards

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- It was a busy morning for Central High School, as they won not one but two awards.

They are officially the first high school in Colorado to be designated a National Certified S.T.E.M. campus.

Students and staff celebrated with an awards assembly and by hanging a banner outside the front doors to the school.

They earned the certification after five years of classroom observations, teacher trainings, and cultural changes in the classroom.

"Honestly it feels right, it's the right thing to do by kids, it's the way kids need to learn in an authentic environment and it’s the transition that the district's been putting forth with the D51 learning model and the workshop model for classroom instruction,” said Phil Johnson, S.T.E.M. Coordinator at Central High School.

Central will also now be considered a Green Ribbon School, this award comes after the hard work and dedication to conservation from the student Green Team.

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