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Mare Island Technology Academy to Receive Multiple Gold Ribbon Visits

Mare Island Technology Academy, along with its sister school MIT Academy High School, have been notified by the California State Department of Education that they will be receiving multiple school walk-throughs after qualifying for the new Gold Ribbon / California Distinguished Schools program. Only three Solano County schools were selected for walk-throughs, and MIT Academy, with both its middle and high schools under consideration, comprised two of them (the other being C.A. Jacobs Middle School in Dixon).

The new California Gold Ribbon Award, implemented this year under the direction of State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, was inaugurated this year to succeed the previous California Distinguished School program. As part of the Gold Ribbon selection process, a new category has been added, the California Career Technical Education Exemplary School award. As technology-based schools, both MIT middle and high schools are also candidates for the CTE awards, which means the combined schools are in the running for a total of four distinguished school awards – two each for the Gold Ribbon and CTE awards.

The walk-throughs are coordinated by the Solano County Office of Education and consist of a team of 8-10 education and CTE professionals. The walk-throughs and program verification will be conducted on Thursday, March 26th for MIT High School, and Monday April 13th for MIT Middle School. For more information, contact Lisette Estrella-Henderson from the Solano County Office of Education at (707) 399-4432, or at