Los Cerros Middle School has been singled out as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School by a national nonprofit that recognized the Danville school's commitment to helping students succeed while using digital media and technology.
The school received the honor for its school officials' efforts to prepare students to use digital media to explore, create, connect and learn while also understanding technological and online challenges such as plagiarism, privacy and cyber-bullying, according to San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials.
"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," Los Cerros principal Evan Powell said in a statement. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."
Los Cerros became the first SRVUSD school to receive the recognition from Common Sense, a national organization that aims to help children and families thrive in the modern technological world.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Los Cerros Middle School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education.
"Los Cerros Middle School deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large," she added.
The Danville campus has used Common Sense Education's research-based digital citizenship resources to teach students, educators and parents key skills for Internet safety, protecting online reputations, preserving personal privacy, managing online relationships and respecting creative copyright, according to school district officials.
Los Cerros, located on Blemer Road off Green Valley Road in northeast Danville, has an enrollment of about 700 students in sixth through eighth grades. It is one of eight middle schools in the district.