Fort Caspar Academy Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon School



fca-square-150x150U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Fort Caspar Academy has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Fort Caspar Academy is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor in the U.S. and one of only three Wyoming schools.

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

“National Blue Ribbon Schools are proof that we can prepare every child for college and meaningful careers, King said in a video message to honorees. “Your schools are on the cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices—professional learning communities, project-based learning, social and emotional learning, positive behavior systems—making you shining examples for your communities, your state and the nation.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon Schools flag gracing a school’s building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for schools still striving for excellence.

Now in its 34th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on fewer than 8,500 schools.  On Nov. 7 and 8, the Department will formally recognize the 279 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

For more information about Fort Caspar Academy please visit For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit


2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools Video Announcement

2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Non-Public

Ft. Caspar Academy Page on National Blue Ribbon Schools Website


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