Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Signature School.



Riecken, Crouch, Sullivan, Avery, Van Haaften




    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Signature School.

    Whereas, The Siemens Awards are given annually to students, teachers, and high schools in each state for excellence in advanced placement math and science;

    Whereas, One high school per state is selected in recognition of its commitment to students and leadership in advanced placement participation and performance;

    Whereas, In 2009, Signature School, located in Evansville, was recognized with the Advanced Placement Award;

    Whereas, The Signature School was established in 1992, offering a half-day program in English, foreign language, math, and science;

    Whereas, The Signature School opened as Indiana's first charter high school in the 2002/2003 school year with an internationally based curriculum and four academic paths: fine and performing arts, science and math, liberal arts, and health career academy;

    Whereas, Throughout the years, the Signature School has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being listed as 68th on U.S. News & Word Report's List of America's Best High Schools in 2008, being ranked 99th in Newsweek's annual list of The Top 100 Public High Schools in the U.S. in 2008, and being named the 2007 National Charter School of the Year by the Center for Education

Reform; and

    Whereas, The Signature School continues to offer new and innovative programs to help students prepare for the future: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes the accomplishments of the Signature School and thanks the administration and the teachers for their dedicated service to the citizens of their community and their state.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to executive director/principal Vicki Snyder.