COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
September 14, 2012
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia has received information regarding the application process for the 2012-2013 National Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. This project, sponsored by the National Association of State Title I Directors (NASTID), recognizes qualifying Title I schools from each state for their outstanding achievements in education. Only two schools per state are selected each year as Distinguished Schools.
In order for a school to qualify for the Distinguished School award it must have:
A school may be nominated to represent one of the following categories:
School divisions are invited to nominate one Title I school to represent either of the two categories indicated above. A peer review process will be used to select the two Virginia schools for national recognition. A 2012-2013 National Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Program intent to submit form, instructions for developing the application, and school participation form are attached.
School divisions wishing to nominate a school should submit an intent-to-apply form by e-mail to NationalTitleIDistinguishedSchools@doe.virginia.gov by Friday, September 28, 2012. The application must be submitted electronically to the referenced e-mail address by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. On the e-mail subject line, please indicate the school division’s name and the category (example: Richmond City, Category 1).
Recipients of these awards will be announced by letter in late October. These two schools will be honored during the 2013 National Title I Conference, January 21-24, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee.
For questions regarding the national recognition program, please contact Gabie Frazier, Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2907 or Gabie.Frazier@doe.virginia.gov.