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Welcome PTA Leaders!

This website serves state PTAs and its regions, districts and councils to promote, train, support and celebrate local family-school partnerships through the National PTA School of Excellence program. 

Congratulations to the 326 2019-2021 National PTA Schools of Excellence and 2019 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award winners.

Enrollment for the 2019-20 program is now closed. Those that missed the deadline can enroll for the 2020-21 program year starting May 1 at PTA.org/Excellence.

Encourage this year's participating PTAs to complete the program for consideration of the 2020-2022 National PTA School of Excellence designation. Email Excellence@PTA.org for detailed reports to contact these local units and offer state support and guidance on building family-school partnerships.

Key Dates 

  • May 1 - Oct. 15: Program Enrollment (deadline extended from Oct. 1)
  • Sept. - Nov. 15: Baseline Survey Administration (deadline extended from Nov. 1)
  • Oct. 15 - Nov. 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

2019-2020 Reports

2018-2019 Reports


2017-2018 Reports 


Comparative Reports


Promote Enrollment

Videos


Flyers and Postcards


Newsletter and Web Templates


Quotes


Social Media

Link images to PTA.org/Excellence

  • 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 PTA.org/Excellence. 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! PTA.org/Excellence. #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 PTA.org/Excellence. 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


Questions?

For questions, detailed reports and/or state-specific information, email Amy Weinberg and Ellie Miller at Excellence@PTA.org.