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2014 Timeline of Activities

Program activities and dates for the California Distinguished School Awards Program for 2014 and for the Exemplary Programs in Arts Education and Physical Activity and Nutrition Education.

Program Activities Tentative Dates

California Department of Education (CDE) 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Report posted on the CDE API Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ap/index.asp].

September 2013
2014 California Distinguished School Awards Program announcement letter from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) e-mailed to principals of elementary schools, district and county superintendents, and charter school administrators. November 5, 2013
2014 Distinguished Schools eligibility criteria posted on the CDE California Distinguished School Awards Program Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/index.asp]. November 5, 2013
List of schools eligible to apply posted on the CDE California Distinguished School Awards Program Web page. November 5, 2013
2014 Elementary School Application and Exemplary Program applications posted on the California Distinguished School Awards Program Web page. November 5, 2013
Technical assistance workshops by the Distinguished Schools Program Coordinators held at county offices of education (COEs). November 2013

Postmark deadline for submission of 2014 Elementary School Applications and (optional) Exemplary Program Applications.

* For schools identified as eligible on December 2, 2013.

December 16, 2013

December 30, 2013*

Legal compliance/complaint screening of applicant schools conducted by the CDE. December-April

Evaluation of 2014 Elementary School Applications and Exemplary Program Applications conducted by local educators under the direction of the CDE.

January 8-10, 2014

Revised 2013 API Report, including data corrections, posted on the API Web page.

Mid-February
Confirmation of applicants' continued eligibility based on updated 2013 API information. Mid-February
List of 2014 nominees submitted to the SSPI for approval.

Late February

COEs notified of preliminary evaluation results. COEs notify schools of pending application(s) status and initiate planning with districts and their schools to conduct site validations for signature practices and exemplary program implementation. Late February
Site validations conducted by COEs and the CDE. February-April
SSPI Announces 2014 Distinguished Elementary Schools by the SSPI and Exemplary Program Awardees. Late April
Ceremony registration information e-mailed to 2014 Distinguished Elementary Schools. Late April
2014 California Schools Recognition Programs (CSRP) Regional Awards ceremonies. June
Questions:   Awards Team | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842
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