Congratulations to Sheffield Academy for winning two Accely awards at the annual leadership summit held this July. The school was recognized for outstanding student attendance and teacher retention.
Recognizing the hard work and success of our schools and school leaders is an important tradition at ACCEL Schools. While schools across the country are still recovering from challenges related to the pandemic, we have seen a surge in success from schools serving historically underrecognized communities.
“We are mission driven to make quality education available to all children regardless of geographic location or life circumstances,” said ACCEL Schools CEO Ron Packard who presented the awards on July 17. “It is an honor to recognize the staff and leadership who are putting ACCEL’s ideals into action and creating positive change in the lives of the students and communities who need it most.”
Sheffield Academy received the following 2023 Accely awards:
Outstanding Student Attendance
Sheffield was one of 10 schools across the ACCEL network that achieved an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 92% or higher – no small feat in a year where schools nationwide reported high rates of pandemic-related absenteeism.
Outstanding Teacher Retention
Despite an ongoing shortage of teachers nationwide, Sheffield Academy was one of 12 schools recognized for creating a thriving workplace that retains talented and engaged teachers.
Congratulations to every member of our school community for contributing to our success in 2023. We are honored to accept these Accely awards on behalf of our entire team and look forward to another extraordinary school year.