The Alliance for Excellent Education is pleased to announce the 2015–16 Call for Submissions to identify models of secondary school success. With a particular emphasis on schools and school districts that are making a difference for students in socioeconomically disadvantaged and traditionally underserved communities, the Alliance seeks to identify exemplars in personalized learning; project- and work-based learning; data-informed instruction; deeper learning; strategic technology integration; and innovative uses of time.
Educators and leaders selected from these high schools and/or school districts will receive national recognition and opportunities to participate in online and in-person events throughout the coming year, such as the national Digital Learning Day and Future Ready Schools efforts. In addition, exemplars will be featured in video profiles, case studies, webinars, and other opportunities to share their secondary school success stories. Recent exemplars include the Houston Independent School District (TX), Saint Paul High School (AR), Porterville Unified School District (CA), and City Arts and Technology High School (CA), among others.
To be considered, applications from high schools and school districts must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, October 5, 2015. Finalists will be invited to advance to the next round of the submission process on or by Friday, October 9.