Rep. Wood Applauds Darien High School for GreatSchools Award

Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin


DARIENState Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien) is proud to announce that Darien High School is one of just 41 schools in the Connecticut to receive a “2019 College Success Award.”

This award, which will be presented by GreatSchools, recognizes Darien High School’s successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two for four-year colleges, are ready for college-level coursework, and/or persist onto their second year of college.

“As a member of the Legislature’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, I am so proud to see our local high school excelling at providing our students not only with a quality education, but a solid foundation for advancement as well,” said Rep. Wood. “We need more qualified workers and business owners here in Connecticut, and I am excited to see what our Darien Blue Waves contribute to that future.”

GreatSchools is a national nonprofit organization that provides information on educational opportunities to parents. Key strategies that they look for in a College Success Award winner school are offering a curriculum that includes access to advanced academics, reaching out to at-risk students, conducting college counseling, holding high expectations for all students, maintaining a close relationship with the local middle school(s) and creating postsecondary pathways for all students. For more information, visit