School of Excellence
There are currently not any Utah local units enrolled in the 2016-2017 School of Excellence program, and yet we have so many schools doing great things in their PTAs - but it’s not too late! Local PTAs can continue to Enroll before October 1, 2016. Even if you are not sure you want to participate, you can enroll and receive the materials to help better evaluate if you have the capacity to implement the program. If you don’t feel ready this year, start to lay the groundwork now, so that you can participate next year.
Who is the program for? Any PTA who wants to implement best practices for family-school partnerships. You don’t have to see your PTA as “excellent” to get started. If you’re already excellent, this program will make you even better and if your school needs some guidance about how to improve, this program will give it.
What is required? Once you sign up and get your “Getting Started Guide”, you’ll have a clearer picture, but the program will require a survey to get started and then will take your school survey data and provide a “Roadmap to Excellence” to help you implement the most needed aspects of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. At the end of the year, you will complete a follow up survey and then the final application.
What resources will I have? In addition to all the National PTA resources, you will have access to Utah PTA leaders who have participated in this process before, as well the State PTA School of Excellence Library.
Apply Today! Go to www.pta.org/programs and follow the links for School of Excellence.