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53 Campuses Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools

53 Campuses Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools

By Flippen Group

7 years ago




Since 1990, campuses nationwide have experienced remarkable outcomes with Capturing Kids’ Hearts tools and processes, creating the socio-emotional safety conducive to learning. Now, through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group is recognizing and celebrating schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn.

This year Flippen Group has named 53 campuses Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools for the 2016-2017 school year.

Creating high-performing, self-managing classrooms is no easy task.

The typical classroom comprises twenty or more students with diverse family backgrounds and expectations for behavior, randomly assembled into a cohort and required to learn together. Too often, the impact of peer pressure and outside influences creates a classroom culture that passively or even actively resists learning.

Teachers are tasked with raising the bar on student performance while competing against social, environmental, and outside pressures as never before. While researchers and officials work to determine the most effective curricula, teachers struggle to manage their classrooms and meet both parents’ and administrators’ expectations.

How can today’s teacher transform a classroom from a disruptive, reactive environment into a place where put-downs and criticism dissipate, and students’ minds become actively engaged in learning?

The Flippen Group, a national professional development provider founded by Flip Flippen, believes what the research demonstrates – that students are most likely to succeed when they are emotionally safe and able to reconnect with their natural curiosity. Flippen Group processes provide educators the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Openness replaces defensiveness. Judging and feelings of being judged are replaced with acceptance and real connectedness to school. “Discipline problems nearly non-existent,” and “Academic achievement constantly improving,” are common feedback following implementation of the highly acclaimed Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes.

The Flippen Group believes these unsung education heroes, producing exemplary outcomes in schools and paving the way for other schools to follow, need and deserve recognition for a job well done. Please join us in congratulating and honoring these schools and their leaders for their dedication and commitment!

For more information about the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, contact:

Tanya Peterson
Flippen Group
Office Phone: 1-800-316-4311
Office Fax: 1-877-941-4700

Flippen Group

2 responses to "53 Campuses Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools"

  1. Randy Powell says:

    Of the 53 schools listed as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools, what is the average, minimum and maximum student population? How many of these schools are charter schools? Private schools? Public schools? Of the public schools, how many are Title I schools?

    • Flippen Group says:

      Hello Randy!

      Thanks for your interest in Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools.

      Here are the numbers on the data points you inquired about:
      • Average Student Enrollment: 615
      • Minimum Student Enrollment: 164
      • Maximum Student Enrollment: 1715
      • # charter schools: 5
      • # private schools: 0
      • # public schools: 48
      • Of the 48 public schools, the # of Title I schools: 44

      Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information – 1-800-316-4311 or

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