HCPA Nominated for this Year’s TAP Founder’s Award!

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

We are proud to announce that our High School

has been nominated for this year’s TAP Founder’s Award!


Each year a few TAP schools are nominated for the $50,000 TAP Founder’s Award, a prestigious honor created by Lowell Milken, chairman of NIET, for distinction in advancing educator effectiveness and student achievement.

During the 2015-16 school year, our incredible student growth in grades 9-12 led to a value-added score of 5 out of 5, meaning that we received the highest score possible when comparing our students’ growth across similar demographics.

As you know, for the past 5 years our school has been implementing all aspects of TAP (The System for Teacher and Student Advancement) because of the federal TIF grant we received. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) oversees TAP program at hundreds of schools across the nation consisting approximately 15,000 teachers and 200,000 students.

We will find out the winner of this Founder’s Award at the 2017 TAP National Conference on March 24 and 25th.

Thank you everyone, for your ongoing commitment to students’ teaching and learning. All staff and teachers in elementary and middle school also represent this nomination as much as high school teachers and staff, as all of you challenged our students to become better learners each day. Those results are reflected on our students continuous growth each year. Thank you for all that you do!

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