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2016-17 School of Excellence Tools

Congratulations 2016-2017 Enrollee! You are on the path to becoming a National PTA School of Excellence. Use the step-by-step toolkit below to guide your PTA/PTSA and engage families in continuous improvements to your school. You will gather resources and tools, attend webinar training and notice important deadlines that will help you stay on your path to Excellence.

Step 1: Getting Started

Step 2: Survey Your School Community & Submit Results

  • Attend the webinar: Continue Your Commitment to Building Strong Family-School Partnerships (there was an error in recording and no sound was captured, this webinar is not available) October 26 at 2 p.m. EST. 
  • Gather feedback using the Family Survey (Spanish) and School Leader Questionnaire.
  • Consider the use of a (free) online survey per your choice. Or check if your school has a preferred survey tool.  
  • Review this Sample Family-School Partnership Scan.  
  • Submit your Family-School Partnership Scan
  • Link is now closed to submit the results of your Family-School Partnership Scan

Step 3: Receive a Roadmap to Excellence

  • Next Steps - Develop Your Action Plan Now ready to view!
  • Receive a customized Roadmap to Excellence containing recommendations that respond to your specific results from the Family-School Partnership Scan.
  • Set a shared goal and objective and use this template action plan to help you prioritize projects, assign roles and set deadlines. 

Step 4: Complete Your Final Application

  • Attend a Coaching Session: Prepare Your Final School of Excellence Application.
    • Review steps of the process and receive tips for completion of the final application.
    • Preview the sample Final Application
  • To join, call: 1-888-585-9008; 243-697-809
  • When:
    • April 5, 12pm & 3pm ET
    • April 20, 11am & 2 pm ET
    • May 15, 12 pm & 3 pm ET
    • May 30, 11 am & 2 pm ET
  • Invite and include your School of Excellence Team
  • Keep in mind:
  • Deadline June 1: To submit your final School of Excellence application.

Step 5: Celebrate Your Excellence!

  • Award recipients will receive a toolkit to support celebration activities and automatically qualify for PTA's highest honor, the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award.
  • Visit the PTA store for more celebration items.


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