School of Excellence
National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that
supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
The enrollment deadline for the 2018 — 2019 school year has
been extended from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15.
Enroll today to get started on your journey to excellence!
What Does it Take to Become a National PTA School of Excellence?
By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators are making a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based
National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
Those that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years. Honorees receive celebration tools and automatic consideration for
Apperson Hearst Award and a $2,000 grant for their school. PTAs are encouraged to renew their designation each year, or every other year, to continue to build on their
Your School of Excellence designation will help attract new, action-oriented PTA members who want to focus on the issues that affect our children the most. And being a National PTA School of
Excellence will open the door to other honors and opportunities for your school.
Steps to Becoming a National PTA School of Excellence
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Step #1: Enroll and Gain Support (Enroll by Oct. 15)
Step #2: Deploy Baseline Survey (Sep. — Nov.)
Step #3: Set a Shared Objective (Sep. — Nov.)
Step #4: Complete Initial Application (Submit by Nov. 1)
Step #5: Follow Roadmap to Excellence (Throughout School Year)
Step #6: Deploy Final Survey (March — June)
Step #7: Complete Final Application (Submit by June 1)
Step #8: Celebrate Your Excellence (Aug.)
about the steps here (en español)**