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2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Timeline and Process:

Date Due
September, 2018 The Secretary of Education sends a letter of invitation to the CSSOs and CAPE requesting nominations of eligible schools. Revised guidance will be attached.
September, 2018 Conduct webinar/TA conference calls to review revised guidance with liaisons.
November 30, 2018 Nomination processes and data for public schools being considered for nomination from CSSOs and interested non-public schools from CAPE are due to the Department.
December 10, 2018 Nomination processes and data for public schools being considered for nomination are reviewed by ED and a NBRS Assessment Panel for alignment with the general eligibility criteria of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
December 19, 2018 Non-public school applications are due to CAPE.
January 15, 2019 Approved public school nominations are entered by states into online portal.
January 22, 2019 The Department invites public schools nominated by CSSOs to apply for recognition as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
January 29, 2019 CAPE selects non-public school nominations.
March 29, 2019 Completed public and non-public school applications are due to the Department.
April-May, 2019 Applications are reviewed for completeness, quality and accuracy.
August, 2019 States certify that nominated public schools have met all eligibility requirements.
September, 2019 The Secretary of Education announces the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools (public and non-public).
November, 2019 Two representatives from each school, the principal and a teacher, attend the recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.

Previous Applications

  • 2017-2018 Application  PDF
  • 2016-2017 Application  PDF
  • 2015-2016 Application  PDF
  • 2014-2015 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2013-2014 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2012-2013 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2011-2012 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2010-2011 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2009-2010 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2008-2009 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2007-2008 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2006-2007 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2005-2006 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2004-2005 Application  PDF | Word
  • 2003-2004 Application  PDF | Word


   
Last Modified: 10/04/2018