NWSA ranked among nation’s best high schools for 2011

New World School of the Arts high school senior (music program) David Figueroa, winner of the 2011 Gates Millennium Scholarship Award

New World School of the Arts (NWSA), recognized nationally and around the globe for its excellent artistic program, again has been recognized as one of the leading high schools in the nation. Receiving a Gold Medal ranking NWSA made the grade as America’s 2011 Best High Schools.

“It is no secret that encouraged, creative and engaged students perform better if they are properly nurtured encouraged and empowered,” said Lisa Noffo, NWSA high school principal.

“That is what New World School of the Arts students receive at this institution and what helps them stand out from the rest. This year’s statistical data, which places NWSA among the top 100 high schools in the nation, demonstrate that when coupled with a rigorous academic curriculum a substantive arts program can yield outstanding educational results.”

The selection was announced by the publication, which analyzed 21,000 high schools in 48 states including the District of Columbia using a formula produced by a K-12 data research and analysis business, run by Standard & Poors. In order to determine the ranking, the analysis looked at results yielded by Advance Placement (AP) tests as well as International Baccalaureate (IB).

The rigorous academic high school program at New World School of the Arts offers students the ability to graduate as seniors with a total of 24 college credits. Only three other schools in South Florida received the Gold Medal along with NWSA: DASH, MAST Academy and Coral Reef.

To review school and ranking statistics for New World School of the Arts visit http://education.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-high-schools/listings/florida/new-world-school-of-the-arts.

In addition, and keeping with a tradition that spans almost a dozen years, the high school program at New World School of the Arts also received an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2011.

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