By Richard Bammer
C.A. Jacobs Intermediate School in Dixon, on Tuesday was among nearly 200 California middle schools that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program.
Two other Solano County public schools, also deemed Title 1, or low-income, were cited. They were the Mare Island Technology Middle School and MIT Academy High, both in Vallejo City Unified and the latter among 180 high schools designation for the honor. All were recognized as Title I Academic Achieving Schools, too.
“These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson said in a press release. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right — embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”