Awards & Accolades
What has SPA earned now? See what our students, school and staff have added to the SPA Display Case!
COMPASSIONATE CHAMPION AWARD FOR EDUCATION
In May 2021, Sarah Pyle Academy was honored with the Compassionate Champion Award for Education in the State of Delaware!
The Compassionate Champion Awards recognize individuals and organizations providing exemplary trauma-informed services in Delaware. We are proud to be honored with this award, and will continue to work hard to provide proactive, thoughtful, mental health supports for our students and families.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS AWARD
Sarah Pyle Academy participated as one of only 30 Teen Mental Health First Aid Pilot sites for 2019-2020 school year and was named the NAMI Organization of the Year for 2019-2020 due to our commitment to Teen Mental Health, Wellness, and Social Emotional Learning and Support.
Sarah Pyle Students with Del Tech Course Certifications
Sarah Pyle Academy students who were eager to finish their certification experience in Spring 2017 at DelTech earned OSHA and Commercial certifications in General Maintenance Program as part of our continuum of Internship/Certification/Mentorship or Job program here at the SPA... #SPAlife Our students always find ways to make us proud!
Sarah Pyle Academy (SPA) is a Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award 2016 Honoree
The Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards program was established by CDE to recognize schools for their innovation and diligence in digital content and curriculum program implementation.
DENVER, COLO. — June 29, 2016 — Sarah Pyle Academy (SPA), Christina School District DE and 11 other K-12 schools received recognition for their initiatives that are breaking new ground in the use of digital content and curriculum were honored by the Center for Digital Education (CDE), in collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), at the fourth-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) in Denver last night (read the full story here). This is Delaware’s first Digital Content and Curriculum award from CDE.
Common Sense Certified School: Digitial Citizenship Certified
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Sarah Pyle Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School..
Sarah Pyle Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Sarah Pyle Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. " Sarah Pyle Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."
Sarah Pyle Academy has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Kristina MacBury, Principal. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."
2011 National Dropout Prevention Network’s Program Crystal Star Award of Excellence
To be selected for the award, the program at Sarah Pyle Academy demonstrated clear evidence of success in meeting the needs of at-risk students and furthering the mission of the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). This award was highlighted by the NewArk Post in October 2011. To read the article, click HERE.
Past SPA Teachers of the Year:
Jennifer Lopez 2020-2021
Stephanie Sobjak 2019-2020
National Recognition for SPA Leadership and Staff:
2018 Delaware School Counselor of the Year
2018 Digital Principal of the Year - Kristina Macbury