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March 8, 2017


MRHHS is a Missouri College and Career Transition Award Recipient

Maplewood Richmond Heights High School has recently been selected as the Missouri College and Career Transition Award recipient from among all of the applicants for the 2016-17 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign.

Established in 2013, the annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and creates awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all. The Campaign recognizes exemplary efforts by employers, postsecondary institutions, high schools, and students in participating states.

The Missouri ACT Council shares “We commend you and your staff at Maplewood Richmond Heights for the outstanding work that you do daily in order to prepare students for college and career. Your District will move forward in the consideration process for national recognition. National semifinalists will receive awards in recognition of their achievement. From those semifinalists, a national selection committee composed of national education and workforce leaders will choose four national exemplars. These national exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists, will be honored at an ACT event in fall 2017.”

“We improved five full points on the ACT average in the last seven years. Many thanks are in order to Phil Lewis, who encouraged us to join the application process. This recognition speaks to all of the hard work and strategic implementations of ACT readiness standards and literacy across the curriculum, it is really a district-wide award. This preparation starts at the ECC moving through Elementary and so forth. The ACT is a test of what students have learned throughout their entire educational career, so this award would not have been possible without all of the people that are vital in these students lives once they step into MRH,” said Dr. Kevin Grawer, high school principal.


For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.