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2013-2014 Application [Word, 632K | PDF, 175K]

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

2014 Timeline and Process for Non-Public Schools

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

2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Timeline and Process::

November 13, 2013 The Secretary sends a letter of invitation to the CSSOs and CAPE requesting nomination of schools.
December 13, 2013 Plans for public school nominations from CSSOs and a plan for non-public school nominations from CAPE are due to the Department.
December, 2013 Plans for nominations are reviewed for alignment with the general eligibility criteria of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
December 20, 2013 Non-public school applications are due to CAPE.
January, 2014 CAPE selects its nominations.
January 10, 2014 Public school nominations are due to the Department.
January 17, 2014 The Department invites all public schools nominated to apply for recognition as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
March 21, 2014 Completed public and non-public school applications are due to the Department.
April, 2014 Applications are reviewed for completeness, quality and accuracy.
August, 2014 States certify that nominated public schools have met all eligibility requirements.
September, 2014 The Secretary announces the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
November, 2014 Two representatives from each school, the principal and a teacher, attend the recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.

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