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Cinnabar Charter wins Title I Award

05/06/2014 - Cinnabar School This week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 106 public schools will receive Title I Academic Achievement Awards for 2013-14. Cinnabar Charter School is the only Sonoma County school earning this distinction.

The Title I award recognizes high-performing schools that receive federal funding to assist in meeting the needs of students living at or below the poverty line. Approximately 6,000 California schools participate in the Title I program; less than two percent of those schools were singled out for awards.

To be eligible for recognition, Title I schools must demonstrate that all of their students are making significant progress toward proficiency of California’s academic content standards. Additionally, the school’s socio-economically disadvantaged students must attain double the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years.

Cinnabar Charter School, a K-7 school located in Petaluma, has earned significant recognition this year. In addition to the Title I Academic Achievement Award, the school was named a 2014 California Distinguished School and received the 2013 “Star School” designation from California Business for Educational Excellence (CBEE), which recognizes high-poverty schools that have demonstrated success in closing the achievement gap.