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::
|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.
||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.
||Applications are reviewed for completeness, quality and accuracy.
|August 29, 2015
||States certify that nominated public schools have met all eligibility requirements.
||The Secretary announces the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
||Two representatives from each school, the principal and a teacher, attend the recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.