RCEC Earns First High School Lighthouse Status
RIVER CITY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL EARNS FIRST-EVER HIGH SCHOOL LIGHTHOUSE CERTIFICATION FROM FRANKLINCOVEY
The Vicksburg Warren School District is celebrating the announcement that River City Early College High School (RCECHS) has been named a Certified Lighthouse School, a highly-regarded standard set by FranklinCovey for the school’s implementation of the Leader In Me (LiM) initiative. Since its official launch nearly a decade ago, nearly 4,000 schools across 50 countries have adopted the LiM process. While more than 300 schools have achieved the prestigious Lighthouse certification, this is the first time high schools have earned this status. RCECHS is one of only two high schools in the world that were honored to earn this designation this week.
FranklinCovey leaders made the announcement via live video stream to an audience of River City Early College High School students, staff, parents and community leaders gathered in Vicksburg at Triumph Church to celebrate the designation.
The Leader in Me was first sponsored in the schools by the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce in 2012. It has since expanded into all schools and touches every student in grades Pre-K through 12. Four other schools in the District have earned Lighthouse Certification, the Academy of Innovation STEM Middle School, and Bovina, Bowmar Avenue and Redwood Elementary Schools.