2012-2013 Application PDF | Word
2013 Norm Referenced Assessment Information PDF
2013 Timeline and Process for Non-Public Schools
Number of Nominations per CSSO, DoDEA, BIE and CAPE PDF | Word
2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Timeline and Process:
|September 24, 2012
||The Secretary sends a letter of invitation to the CSSOs, the BIE, the DoDEA, and the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) requesting the submission of information for nominated schools.
|November 30, 2012
||Public school nominations from CSSOs, BIE, and the DoDEA are due to the Department.
|December 17, 2012
||The Department invites schools nominated by CSSOs, BIE, and DoDEA to apply for recognition as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
|December 7, 2012
||Non-public school applications are due to CAPE.
||CAPE selects its nominations.
|February 22, 2013
||Completed public and non-public school (from CAPE) applications are due to the Department.
||Applications are reviewed for completeness and accuracy.
||Applications are reviewed for compliance with eligibility criteria.
||States certify that nominated public schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) or its equivalent, if the state received an ESEA Flexibility Waiver.
||U. S. Secretary of Education announces the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
||Representatives from each school, often the school principal and a teacher or staff member, attend the recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.