The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are awarded medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
A 3-step process determines the Best High Schools:
The first step determines whether the school's students are performing better than statistically expected for the average student in that state by evaluating reading and math results for all students according to state high school proficiency tests. The percentage of economically disadvantaged students (who tend to score lower) at the school are also factored in to identify schools that are performing better than statistical expectations.
The second step determines whether the school's least-advantaged students (black, Hispanic and low-income) are performing better than average for similar students in the state by comparing the school's math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students with statewide results for these student groups.
Schools that make it through the first two steps became eligible to be judged nationally on the final step – college-readiness performance.
US News & World Report has ranked ACLC as one of the "Best High Schools in the Nation" since 2009!
US News & World Report has also recognized ACLC as being among the "Most Connected Classrooms in the Nation" based on the technology available to our learners.