Over 40 years of research shows increased family engagement is linked to school improvement and student achievement. 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 and the Four 'I's of Family Engagement.
The School of Excellence Program aims to:
Find answers to frequently asked questions here (en espanol).
Steps to Becoming a National PTA School of Excellence
Step 1: Enroll and Gain Support (June 1 –Oct. 15 - deadline extended from 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.)
**Learn more about the steps here (en español)**