PIS Named 2022 CLAS School of Distinction

PIS Principal and District Administrators Accept School of Distinction Award

Prattville Intermediate School Named a 2022 CLAS School of Distinction

Prattville Intermediate School was one of 32 schools statewide recognized as a 2022 School of Distinction by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools as a part of the organization’s Banner School Award. This award “recognizes school programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.”

Prattville Intermediate School, representing the State Board of Education District 5, was nominated for the school’s HOUSE System, which is a program that creates a sense of spirit, belonging, and friendly competition by assigning students to the Altruismo, Amistad, Isibindi, or Reveur houses developed by the Ron Clark Academy. This dynamic behavioral and academic support model builds character, relationships, and school spirit. “Our house program places every student into one of the four houses, and once placed, students can earn points based on their choices and subsequent actions inside or outside of school,” said Dr. Hosea Addison, Prattville Intermediate School principal. “Whether personally, socially, or academically, points are awarded for a student’s positive efforts as they work toward an end-of-year goal of being crowned that year’s champion.”

The school’s program, now in its fourth year, sets the foundation for academic and personal growth while providing students opportunities to celebrate their efforts and build character. Their motto is “Four Houses, One Family,” which challenges students, encouraging them to take ownership of their individual success as well as the overall success of their school.

“Congratulations to these wonderful Alabama public schools, which provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama. Further, the stakeholders at every school are to be commended for striving for excellence daily,” comments Vic Wilson, Ed.D., executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

CLAS’ Banner School Award program was created in 2001 to spotlight schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. This year, 208 school programs were nominated for this distinguished honor, with the top four programs in each state board of education district recognized for their “tremendous accomplishment.”