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Welcome PTA Leaders!

Support your state PTA and its regions, districts and councils as you promote, train, support and celebrate local family-school partnerships through the National PTA School of Excellence program. 

Congratulations to the 279 2018-2020 National PTA Schools of Excellence! These PTAs were notified of their designation on August 1 with this email. Banners were shipped out September 7 by our vendor. The 2018 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award winners were announced on August 15.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 program is now CLOSED. We look forward to working with these 855 PTAs through the School of Excellence program this school year.

Key Dates 

  • May 1 - October 15: Program Enrollment (deadline extended from Oct. 1)
  • September - November 15: Baseline Survey Administration (deadline extended from Nov. 1)
  • November 15: Initial Application Due (deadline extended from Nov. 1)
  • Throughout school year: Take Action!
  • March - June: Final Survey Administration
  • June 15: Final Application Due - must be submitted online (deadline extended from June 1) 
  • August: School of Excellence and Hearst Award Recipients Announced

Promote Enrollment


Flyers and Postcards

Newsletter and Web Templates


Social Media

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  • Facebook Graphic - Enroll
    • It’s not too early to plan for the 2018-2019 school year, especially when it comes to the School of Excellence. ENROLLMENT IS under way RIGHT NOW! This is a year-long commitment to developing a school improvement action plan that’ll benefit all students. Learn more and ENROLL at Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work?
  • Twitter Graphic - Enroll
    • ENROLL NOW! By taking part in the National PTA School of Excellence, your PTA and school administrators make a commitment to identify and implement a school improvement action plan! #PTAProud
  • Newsletter Graphic - Enroll
    • SUGGESTED HEADLINE: Enroll NOW for the School of Excellence What exactly is the National PTA School of Excellence? The School of Excellence is a program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. It’s about making changes. It’s about making improvements. And it’s about celebrating accomplishments. Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is under way right now. If you’re interested, be sure to get details at This is a year-long commitment that could lead to one of National PTA’s highest honors. Don’t delay. Enroll now!
  • Instagram Graphic - Enroll
    • School of Excellence enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is OPEN!

Training Tools

Key Websites


Email or contact Amy Weinberg at (703) 518-1248.