FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Vlad Gorny, Principal
Date: September 28, 2016
BIG APPLE ACADEMY IS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that the Big
Apple Academy has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. The Big
Apple Academy is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this
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.
Mr. Vlad Gorny, Mrs. Natalie Yankovsky, Mrs. Violetta Dubinnina and Mrs. Dina Kuzminer will represent the Big Apple Acvademy at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about The Big Apple Academy please contact the school office at
For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/