Harrison High celebrates national School of Excellence award

On the same night that head football coach John Herrington broke a state record, Harrison High School’s PTSA celebrated its own milestone.

Harrison High National PTA School of Excellence
Pictured holding Harrison’s National PTA School of Excellence banner are Anya Turner, Nya Todd, Catherine Luty, and Farmington Hills city council member Samantha Steckloff. (submitted photo)

The parent-teacher-student group has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for 2017 – 2019, capping a yearlong application process. A special ceremony was held during the Friday, Oct. 13 homecoming football game.

The School of Excellence program helps PTAs become partners in identifying and implementing school improvement initiatives based on six standards: Welcoming all families, communicating effectively, supporting student success, speaking up for every child, sharing power, and collaborating with community. Schools that exhibit improvement at the end of the school year are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence.

Harrison was one of only 10 high schools recognized this year.