Equal Opportunity

The Corbett Charter School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational polices, admissions policies and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New National Rankings...#3!

From The Washington Post: Corbett Charter School is ranked Number 3 in the Nation on The Washington Post's Challenge Index. The Challenge Index was formerly Newsweek's America's Best Schools ranking. When The Washington Post sold Newsweek last year, they held on to the Challenge Index. It is currently posted online and will come out in print in a special edition of The Washington Post.

Corbett Charter School's Number 3 ranking leads all schools in 49 states. The two top-ranked schools share a single campus in Dallas, Texas. One is an Engineering Magnet, the other a school for Talented and Gifted.

Ten Oregon schools made the list this year, led by Corbett Charter (3rd) and Corbett School (15th). The primary difference between the two Corbett School District programs was that Corbett Charter had a relatively smaller senior class while Corbett School had a larger senior class. Aside from that, the two schools performed very similarly. No other Oregon school is ranked in the top 700.

Still, this is not just about rankings. It's about the concrete reality that the rankings represent. We offer a world-class level of opportunity to our students. When we win, they win. And they take their winnings with them to some of the best schools in the country. Make no mistake. This is serious business done by serious people. It's our business. Creating opportunities for kids. That's it. Open door.