School of Excellence

National School of Excellence: Enroll before October 1, 2016.

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.

As a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement.

The path to excellence starts with a joint commitment of PTA and school leaders to work together to achieve PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

Through the School of Excellence program, your PTA and school will gain new ways to engage families in school decision-making, such as improvements to programs, practices and policies related to education, health, safety or the arts. Contact excellence@pta.org or call (800)307-4782 for more info.

Enroll before Oct. 1 for the 2016-2017 school year.

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2016 School of Excellence Report

What does it take to become a National PTA School of Excellence?

  1. Enroll your PTA between April 1 and Oct. 1. You will receive the “Getting Started Guide,” which describes program components, including your first steps to gather feedback from families and set goals with your school partner.
  2. Survey your school community and share the results with National PTA by submitting a Family-School Partnership Scan by Dec. 1.
  3. Receive a customized “Roadmap to Excellence” containing recommendations that respond to your specific results from the Family-School Partnership Scan.
  4. Complete the National PTA School of Excellence application before June 1.
  5. Celebrate your excellence! All National PTA School of Excellence recipients will receive a toolkit to support celebration activities.

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National School of Excellence Award Recipients

Meet our current and past award recipients to learn more about their commitment to strong family-school partnerships.

These schools have signed up in the past to participate:

South Oldham High PTSA* Crestwood KY
East Oldham Co. Middle PTSA Crestwood KY
Elkhorn Middle PTSA Frankfort KY
Oldham County Middle PTSA* LA Grange KY
Picadome Elem PTA Lexington KY
Veterans Park Elem PTA* Lexington KY
Brown PTSA Louisville KY
Foster Academy Elem PTA* Louisville KY
Laukhauf Elem PTA* Louisville KY