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 as automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of $2,000 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.)