Schools to Watch (STW): The National Forum has identified a list of criteria to describe high-performing schools that serve students in the middle grades. Such schools are academically excellent, responsive to the developmental changes of young adolescents, and socially equitable, with high expectations for all students. In collaboration with AMLE, NAESP, NASSP, and the Learning Forward, the National Forum piloted its Schools to Watch State program in 2002, providing extensive training to middle-grades leaders in California, Georgia, and North Carolina and equipping them to run STM programs in their states. Since then the Schools to Watch Program has expanded to 19 states, including Indiana. In 2014, Lebanon Middle School became a National and State "School to Watch".