LISD unveils new scholars program at TTU International Cultural Center

LISD announces new scholars program
Published: Apr. 8, 2016 at 1:39 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2016 at 6:09 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Independent School District unveiled it's new Scholars Program at Texas Tech University's International Cultural Center today.

The scholars initiative is the latest from the LISD to engage and recognize students for their outstanding academic achievement.

It comes on the heels of the district's standards of excellence that were unveiled this past fall. Those are a set of goals and practices LISD has set to effectively educate all students at the highest levels.

The Scholar's Program is broken up into four levels: Varsity, for students grades 9-12; Junior Scholars, for grades 6-8; Intermediated Scholars, for grades 3-6; and Primary Scholars, for students K-3.

Specific criteria must be met for students to earn the Scholar designation and the corresponding medal. Medals will be presented at campus awards ceremonies to recognize the academic achievement of students.

"This program is about giving every student an opportunity," said LISD communications director Nancy Sharp. "We want every student to have a chance to achieve his or her highest academic potential. "

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