Woodlawn High School Receives Highly Effective Schools Accreditation

(Bloomington, IN, 04/17/2024)—

Woodlawn High School announced today that it has earned Highly Effective Schools

Accreditation from Solution Tree. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Woodlawn High School’s commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality. Woodlawn High School earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework.

PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is
on going, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC
at Work process call upon educators to:

(1) focus on learning,

(2) build a collaborative culture, and

(3) create a results orientation.

The complementary HRS framework serves as a long-term strategic planning tool that guides school improvement in five key areas:

1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture

2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom

3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

4. Standards-Referenced Reporting

5. Competency-Based Education

Cameron L. Rains, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Solution Tree and co-author of Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability SchoolsTM: Cultures of
Continuous Learning, explained, “In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for students. We commend Woodlawn High School for achieving this designation and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve.”

To learn more about Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, please visit


About Solution Tree:

Since 1998, Solution Tree has worked to transform education worldwide by empowering educators to raise student achievement. With more than 48,962 educators attending
professional learning events and more than 5,500 professional development days in schools each year, Solution Tree helps teachers and administrators confront essential challenges.
Solution Tree has a catalog of more than 500 titles, hundreds of videos, and online courses and is the creator of Global PD, an online tool that facilitates the work of professional learning
communities for more than 20,000 educators. No other professional learning company provides
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School Name: Woodlawn High School
Contact: TJ Hill
Title: Principal
Address: 6760 US-63 Rison, AR 71665
Email: tjhill@whsbears.org
Phone: 870-357-8171