Each year, the Education Quality Accountability Office (EQAO) profiles schools that are using EQAO data to improve teaching and learning in their school communities. These schools create action plans based on this data and strive to ensure every student has the support they need to achieve success. This year, Huntsville High School was one of 14 schools highlighted for their dedication to student success.

EQAO has been observing the trends in student achievement at Huntsville High School and the strategies the school has in place to approach the needs of each student. Huntsville High School was highlighted for their: demographic based programing; 5 Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs; implementation of SMART goals to improve troubled areas; proactive instructional strategies to increase student achievement; and their whole-school approach to helping every child succeed.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Huntsville High School’s administration attended the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Ceremony and EQAO Learning Forum in Toronto. The ceremony recognized the 14 schools for their use of EQAO data on their ongoing journey of learning.

EQAO is an independent agency of the Ontario government. EQAO provides accurate, objective, and clear information about student achievement and the quality of publicly funded education in Ontario. In addition, EQAO works to ensure that this information is used to bring about improvement for individual students and for the education system as a whole.