President's Education Awards Program
Honoring student achievement and hard work is the purpose of the President's Education Awards Program. Since 1983, the program has provided individual recognition from the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education to those students whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. Some promoting 5th graders are recognized with these awards at the end of the year.
Presidential Award for Educational Excellence
To be eligible for the the award, students must meet high academic standards.They must display high motivation, initiative, integrity, intelectual depth, leadership qualities and/or exceptional judgment.
Presidential Award for Educational Achievement
This award is given at the principal's discretion based on the criteria developed at the school. The criteria should reflects the purpose of the award and is applied fairly to all students.
Students who showed tremendous growth but did not meet all the criteria for the President's Award for Educational Excellence and demonstrated unusual commitment to learning in academics despite various obstacles are eligible for the Presidential Award for Educational Achievement.