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National PTA School of Excellence

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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.

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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 Nov. 1.

  3. Receive a customized "Roadmap to Excellencecontaining 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, 2015.

  5. Celebrate your excellence! All National PTA School of Excellence recipients will receive a toolkit to support celebration activities.

In the 2014-2015 school year, put your school on the National PTA School of Excellence map.