Hebron High School has received the status of a Performance Qualified High School for the 2019-2020 school year from the Indiana Department of Education! This means that HHS has been placed in the highest performance and improvement category by the Indiana Department of Education.
The purpose of establishing the Performance Qualified High Schools program is to provide flexibility to schools that meet the criteria. These high schools can then provide curriculum, instruction, programs, and educational innovations designed to help engage students in greater ways than what is required of the schools.
Letter from Indiana Department of Education on Feb. 6, 2019
To the Principal of Hebron High School,
Congratulations! The Indiana Department of Education and the Office of School Accountability & Accreditation would like to congratulate you on your high school’s 2017-18 A-F school performance! Your high school has received the status of a Performance Qualified High School for the 2019-2020 school year.
In order to be eligible for the performance qualified program, a high school must receive an A for the previous school year. A high school remains designated as a qualified high school until it either receives a C or lower for one school year, or receives a B or lower for two consecutive school years.
IC 20-30-2-2 requires that the instructional day for grades 1-6 consist of at least 5 hours of instructional time, and the instructional day for grades 7-12 consist of at least 6 hours of instructional time. However, a school that is eligible for the performance qualified school program may exercise some flexibility around these instructional time requirements.
IC 20-24.2-4-2 provides that a performance qualified high school does not have to provide 180 student instructional days so long as the total number of instructional minutes provided in a school year meets the required timeframe.
- For grades 1-6 that looks like 54,000 minutes of required instructional time (5 hours * 180 days = 900 hours * 60 minutes = 54,000 minutes)
- For grades 7-12 that looks like 64,800 minutes of required instructional time ( 6 hours * 180 days = 1080 hours * 60 minutes = 64,800 minutes)
Office of School Accountability & Accreditation
Indiana Department of Education