MODESTO — The list of California Distinguished Schools released for 2013 includes three from this area.
Hughson High School, Whitmore Charter High in Ceres and Avery Middle School in Avery are among the 218 junior highs and high schools to be honored statewide. Schools are selected based on their academic success and closing the achievement gap.
Schools earning the Distinguished School title agree to share their signature practices with other schools and become a mentor to those seeking to replicate their work.
Each campus will be awarded a 2013 Distinguished School plaque and flag in regional ceremonies in May. Elementary and secondary schools are recognized in alternate years.