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2024 Program Timeline:

  • January 8, 2024:  Annual Application Portal Opens
  • April 8, 2024:  Application/Nomination deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 16th!!
  • May 17, 2024:  Award Winner notification
  • October 22-25, 2024:  Recognition/Presentation at 2024 Annual Conference, Washington, DC

For general information about Exemplary School Designation, please visit the ASN website.  

Before you complete this application, please carefully review two resource documents and conduct your school's self-evaluation:

Important Program Requirements

ASN membership dues and Exemplary School application fee ($225) must be paid in full. (Pay application fee online at the end of this application.)  

Submitted materials represent the quality of an exemplary organization and should present a big picture of the school. When completing this application, please know that presentation of materials is considered and if selected, may be posted on our website as examples to motivate future applicants.

Select Program, Upload Narrative and Supporting Materials, Pay Fee, and Submit Application

On the drop-down menu under “select program,” new applicants to the Exemplary School program select your application. Then follow the directions to complete your application. Please note that there is an application for schools with a 12th grade and another for those that do not include 12th grade.

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