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2014-2015 Application [Word, 668K | PDF, 156K]

2014-2015 Norm Referenced Assessment Information for Non-Public Schools [PDF, 504K]

2014-2015 Timeline and Process for Non-Public Schools

Number of Nominations per CSSO, DoDEA, BIE and CAPE [PDF, 17K]

2014-2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Timeline and Process::

Date Due
September 25, 2014 The Secretary sends a letter of invitation to the CSSOs of all states, including DC, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the BIE, the DoDEA, and CAPE requesting nomination of schools.
November 21, 2014 State plans for public school nominations from CSSOs, BIE, and the DoDEA and a plan for non-public school nominations from CAPE are due to the Department.
December, 2014 State plans are reviewed for alignment with NBRS eligibility criteria.
December 12, 2014 Non-public school applications are due to CAPE.
January 12, 2015 Public school nominations are due to the Department.
January 15, 2015 The Department invites all nominated public schools to apply for recognition as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
January 30, 2015 CAPE selects its nominations.
March 20, 2015 Completed public and non-public school applications are due to the Department.
April-May, 2015 Applications are reviewed for completeness, quality and accuracy.
August 29, 2015 States certify that nominated public schools have met all eligibility requirements.
September, 2015 The Secretary announces the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
November, 2015 Two representatives from each school, the principal and a teacher, attend the recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.

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