NICEVILLE — The Collegiate High School at NWF State College (CHS) was named a College Success Awardee for the second consecutive year by GreatSchools, the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child.

The College Success Award recognizes public high schools and their preparation of students for college and beyond. CHS was one of only 1,722 public high schools, or about 20 percent of total eligible schools across 25 states that won this year's award. The College Success Award-winning high schools stand out based on school-level college preparation and postsecondary data collected and shared by state education departments.

“The Collegiate High School continues to create an abundance of successful pathways for its students,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, president. “It is tremendous that an organization like GreatSchools has recognized their excellent work as we prepare our students for everything that lies ahead of them.”

This data is used to determine that students are prepared for college, enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there and/or persist on to their second year.

In addition to this accolade, CHS received the Blue Ribbon School distinction in 2006 and 2013. CHS also ranked first in the state in four-year graduation rates in 2017.