Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) has a yearly program to recognize outstanding middle schools throughout the state. The criteria used mirrors the NASSP model of Breakthrough Schools and is titled by GASSP as the Breakout Middle Schools. The criteria the schools must meet and demonstrate through evidence are: collaborative leadership, personalization and curriculum, instruction and assessment. The pool of applicants has grown each year and a committee of state principals reviews each application and scores them based on a rubric. This year GASSP recognized 7 Breakout Middle Schools. Congratulations to Richmond Hill Middle School for being selected as one of the winners and for being recognized as a top performing middle school in the state of Georgia. The award was accepted by Principal, Dr William McGrath during the recent GASSP Fall Conference in Savannah, Georgia. These schools were also invited to present a special session at the Fall Conference in order to share their success stories. Congratulations to the faculty, students and community of Richmond Hill Middle School on this outstanding award and achievement!