AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
All 10 of the Duneland Schools earned the designation of Family Friendly School from the IDOE in 2022. This state program recognizes schools that excel in involving families and communities in the educational process. The purpose of the program is to focus on addressing the academic, physical, emotional, and social needs of students while providing the needed resources and fostering the active involvement of their families through schools and the community.
All 10 Duneland Schools are designated as Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Purple Star Schools. This designation is awarded to schools for their significant display of commitment to service members, veterans, students and families connected to our nation’s military.
Chesterton Senior High School received the GreatSchools.org’ 2020 College Success Award. The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools that demonstrate excellence in ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college. Award-winners are determined by a methodology that evaluates school-level data on college preparation, college enrollment, and college performance.
In 2021, CHS was named one of 1,770 schools from 26 states that satisfied the College Success Award-Gold criteria. The College Success Award – Gold honors schools with a strong track record of postsecondary success, as evidenced by the school winning two or more College Success Awards within the last two years. https://www.greatschools.org/indiana/chesterton/337-Chesterton-Senior-High-School/
Chesterton Senior High School is a 2021 Best High School, based on rankings that U.S. News & World Report published in April. Here is the school’s updated U.S. News profile page, with its new National, metro-area, and school-district rankings: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/indiana/districts/duneland-school-corporation/chesterton-senior-high-school-7182.
Chesterton was voted the Best Place to live in Porter County by the personal finance website WalletHub.
Chesterton was voted #1 Best Place to Raise a Family in Indiana by HomeSnacks.net
Several Duneland Schools have been recognized by both the national and state departments of education for academic excellence. In 2008, the DSC received district accreditation in recognition of leadership and school improvement by AdvancEd and NCA, and continues to maintain accreditation. DSC students continue to receive state and national honors in mathematics, art, business, music, communications, media, science, speech, debate, world language, social studies and athletics. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (often referred to as DP) is a challenging two-year program of courses taken in Grades 11 and 12. The curriculum is provided to Chesterton High School by the International Baccalaureate World Organization. Each year, Chesterton High School touts those seniors that have qualified as semifinalists, finalists, and scholars in the National Merit Scholarship Program; as well as those commended students. This year, Chesterton High School announced that 12 seniors semifinalists advanced to FINALISTS in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Chesterton High School has had over 30 NMSC finalists in the last four years. A Common Sense School is an honor that recognizes efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. All of the Duneland Schools currently teach digital citizenship and four schools have received the 2019-2021 Common Sense Education recognition badge. This recognition acknowledges a school's commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.
The Duneland School Corporation counseling programs have earned the Indiana Gold Star Counseling Award as well as the American School Counselor Association R.A.M.P. (Recognized ASCA Model Program) awards.The following schools that have been identified as Distinguished Schools through Project Lead The Way (PLTW):LAUNCH K-5Bailly ElementaryBrummitt ElementaryJackson Elementary (2nd year)Liberty ElementaryYost ElementaryLiberty IntermediateWestchester IntermediateChesterton Middle School (2018-2019)
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