Four Mobile County Public Schools are being recognized as outstanding educational models for other in schools in Alabama. They have been named CLAS Banner Schools for 2014.

They are: Robbins Elementary, Council Traditional School, B.C. Rain High School and Davidson High School.

Alabama has 15 CLAS Banner Schools for 2014.

“It’s always extremely inspiring to see the many ways in which Alabama public schools work to enrich lives and assist students. This year’s CLAS Banner School Award winners provide an exceptional example of a school’s significant impact in furthering the cause of public education and the interests of the students they serve,” said L. Earl Franks, executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

He added that this shows that these four schools have “gone above and beyond their organizational mission to make Mobile a better place to live and educate Alabama’s and America’s future generations.”

Council is a college-preparatory magnet school near downtown Mobile with about 600 students. It is one of only a few elementary schools in Alabama to offer a pre-International Baccalaureate academic program.

Robbins is a high-achieving school that serves about 400 students in Prichard.

Home of the EPIC Engineering Program, award-winning robotics teams and an International Baccalaureate program, Davidson High has about 1500 students and is located off Pleasant Valley Road in Mobile.

B.C. Rain High on Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile houses Mobile County’s Signature Academy of Aerospace and Aviation. It serves about 650 students.

The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. A total of 152 schools or programs were nominated this year for this prestigious recognition.

The remaining 15 schools/programs selected as 2014 CLAS Banner Schools are: Bear Exploration Center, Montgomery Public Schools; Booker T. Washington Magnet High, Montgomery Public Schools; Calhoun County Alternative Education Program, Calhoun County; Decatur High Engineering Program, Decatur City; Enterprise High, Enterprise City; Florence High, Florence City; Handley Middle, Roanoke City; Leeds Elementary, Leeds City; Leon Sheffield Magnet, Decatur City; Pinecrest Elementary, Sylacauga City; and Russellville High, Russellville City.

These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at a luncheon March 4, 2015, in Montgomery, Alabama.

About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators. CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader. CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support. CLAS is the premier professional development provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.