SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School was recently recognized as a model professional learning community school for its sustained success in raising student achievement. SHS is one of about 200 schools and districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive the honor. The recognition comes from Solution Tree, an educational development company that provides strategies and tools to improve staff and student performance.

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts; implementation of these concepts for at least three years; and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

SHS principal Brent Leibach said he was proud of the school staff.  

“Their commitment to excellence creates a learning environment that puts this school in the top tier of high schools in this region,” Leibach said. “We are honored, recognize that there is more work to do and believe that we are on the right track to improvement.”