National PTA 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.
DEADLINE APPROACHING - Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now open!
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 on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
Schools that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years. Honorees receive celebration tools well as automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst award of $2000 for their schools. After two years, schools are able and encouraged to renew their designation.
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
Step #1: Enroll and Gain Support (Enroll by Oct. 1)
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.)
The 2017-2019 Schools of Excellence are designated in recognition of their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school-community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. Join us in celebrating their excellence on social media using #PTAExcellence.
Also, please join us in congratulating the top three Schools of Excellence and recipients of the 2017 Hearst Awards:
- Cobb Middle School PTA in Texas
- Forest Park High School PTSA in Georgia
- MAST Academy PTSA in Florida
Learn more by watching our PTA Live! about the program on Facebook.
Enjoy success stories from past recipients in the 2016 School of Excellence Report.