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Outstanding High School Counseling Earns State Recognition

Counseling teams from all 10 high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District earned top recognition in the statewide Support Personnel Accountability Report Card process. LBUSD was the only district in the state to earn this recognition for all of its high schools. Six schools won the highest SPARC Award, statuettes similar to Academy Awards--CAMS, Jordan, Lakewood, Millikan, Poly and Wilson. Four others received the state SPARC Commendation Award--Avalon, Renaissance, Reid and Cabrillo. Statewide, 88 schools participated in SPARC. Each school team in February completed a self-study of support activities and student outcomes, identifying strengths and weaknesses. The awards were presented to counseling teams in May at Cal Poly Pomona.