GreatSchools.org Honors Hanover Park Regional High School District With 2020 College Success Award

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Hanover Park School District serves Hanover Park High School and Whippany Park High School

EAST HANOVER — Hanover Park Regional High School District is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.

Launched in 2018, the College Success Award honors schools that excel in ensuring students prepare for college, enroll in college, and succeed once they get there. This year, both Hanover Park High School and Whippany Park High School are among 2,158 award-winning schools from 29 states who have demonstrated a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year, according to available data from each state.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the physical and financial health of the nation, the Hanover Park Regional High School District is ensuring students graduate with the skills and resources to succeed as postsecondary scholars and productive citizens. College- and career-ready graduates are critical to fueling the U.S. economy, as 70 percent of jobs will require a postsecondary degree by 2027. Hanover Park High School and Whippany Park High School are two of 129 schools in New Jersey to receive this year’s College Success Award.

Despite the unprecedented disruptions to the educational landscape this year, the Hanover Park Regional High School District has adopted and upheld many best practices to support their students’ college preparation and success.

“We applaud the Hanover Park Regional High School District for prioritizing high-quality public education, putting students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org. “Over the past year, students, parents, teachers, and communities have relied on one another like never before. We congratulate and thank all of these individuals at Hanover Park High School and Whippany Park High School for their unwavering pursuit of college success for all students.”

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents with essential information to improve educational opportunities for their children. Using GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school quality information, parents can find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. Thousands of articles, tips, and interactive tools offer parents easy-to-use resources to support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders, and policymakers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

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