ANSLEY – Ansley High School has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families. The annual recognition honors schools that excel at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, as determined by available data in each state.
Ansley High School is among 1,742 high schools from 25 states that have demonstrated a successful track record of graduating students who enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year.
The College Success Award is possible because Nebraska is leading the nation in both collecting and transparently sharing information on how students perform after high school, which is valuable information for families, educators, and policymakers. A total of 55 schools in Nebraska took home this year’s honor.
Despite the many challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ansley High School has continued to uphold many best practices to support their students’ college preparation and success, including:
- A post-secondary course that affords seniors the opportunity to apply for colleges, apply for scholarships, and to prepare for life beyond high school.
- Junior and senior students are given the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.
- Students are able to participate in a well-rounded educational experience through academic coursework, extracurricular activities, job shadowing, and work internship opportunities.
“We applaud Ansley High School for prioritizing a high-quality public education that puts students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools. “It’s inspiring to see how an entire school community — students, teachers, and families — can work together in pursuit of a common goal: success for all. Congratulations to Ansley High School for receiving the College Success Award as proof of their hard work and dedication.”