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    The principal, Rita Beisel, of Altus High School announced that Jay “Chad” Jordan has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

 About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who ented the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

    “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson from NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope the this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success”


Altus High School 

9th -12th grades
400 N. Park Avenue
(580) 481-2167

Altus Junior High

7th-8th grades
1601 S. South Park Lane
(580) 481-2173

Altus Intermediate School

5th - 6th grades
1221 N. Howse
(580) 481-2155

L. Mendel Rivers Elementary

Pre K - 4th grades
3000 Veterans Drive
(580) 481-2183

Altus Elementary School

3rd - 4th grades
1830 Sunset Drive
(580) 481-2180

Altus Primary School

1st - 2nd grades
1200 Glenda
(580) 481-2185

Altus Early Childhood Center

Pre K - Kindergarten
1100 North Forest
(580) 481-2151