School of Excellence
Is there something meaningful happening between your PTA and school partner that deserves recognition?
Are you looking to step up PTA’s involvement in school improvements?
Show your community that something really important is happening at your school – something that extends beyond the building and into the homes of families who feel welcome and prepared to support their child’s education and overall well-being.
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.
The deadline to enroll your school to become a National PTA School of Excellence is October 1, 2015. Learn more and enroll today!
National Standards for Family-School Partnerships - focusing on Standard #6
The sixth National PTA Standard for Family-School Partnerships is Collaborating With Community. Many schools are opening their doors to their communities, becoming one-stop resource centers for families and other residents in an effort to strengthen the school and build a more family-friendly community. Partnerships that connect a school with local businesses, social services, youth organizations and other groups can turn a neighborhood into a thriving place to live, work and raise a family.