POLACCA, Ariz. - Hopi High School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the fifth consecutive year.
Hopi High School Principal Glenn Gilman said he is proud of students for reaching the academic level needed to make AYP.
Gilman said the Hopi High students worked hard and took it seriously. He said making AYP is important because it measures the school's success and the students success. Gilman said that everyone is responsible for making AYP including staff, students and parents.
Gilman said the staff and students worked hard in order to make AYP. He thinks that students and staff can make AYP next year by meeting the 71 percent graduation rate and seventh, eight and 10th graders meeting their standards on test scores in math, reading, and writing.
Gilman said the staff will be awarded a bonus for making AYP. He said the students will be awarded with something special like a cookout. Gilman said students and staff have earned it. He said that students have made AYP five years in a row and the percentage of the Bureau of Indian Education schools making AYP is 33 percent. He said all students were let into two football games for freebecause of their outsatnding effort.
Dr. Paul Reynolds, superintendent of Hopi Jr/Sr High School, said he thinks that AYP is a tribute to students and staff at Hopi High because the school has high academic standards.
LeAnna Leyva, a senior at Hopi High School, thinks it was good because it shows that a school on the reservation, such as Hopi High School, can compete with schools in the cities.