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School/Organization Awards

  • CLAS Banner School Award

    The CLAS Banner School Award originated in 2001 with the purpose to identify, recognize, and publicize schools and programs with outstanding educational programs which serve as models for schools across our state. Recognition is among all State Board districts with three exemplary schools/programs selected from each district as a CLAS School of Distinction, resulting in twenty-four CLAS Schools of Distinction. Eight Banner Schools will be selected from the Schools of Distinction, one from each State Board district. The twenty-four CLAS Schools of Distinction are celebrated at an Awards Luncheon where the eight Banner Schools are announced. The honored principals and superintendents are recognized and presented with a CLAS banner to display in their school signifying this distinguished honor.


    • To identify, recognize, and publicize exemplary program(s)/schools in Alabama

    The Banner School Process

    • Superintendents nominate exemplary schools/programs which have shown proven success through the 2016-2017 school year
    • Application information sent to nominated principals
    • CLAS Banner School electronic application due to CLAS on or before October 23, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.
    • Recognition among all State Board districts
    • District Selection Team application review within each State Board district
    • Three exemplary schools/programs recognized as a CLAS School of Distinction from each State Board district; 24 CLAS Schools of Distinction across the state
    • 8 CLAS Banner Schools selected by an external review team; one from each State Board district
    • Recognition of 2017 Banner Schools: Awards Luncheon, media release, CLAS School Leader magazine, CLAS website, and Convention congratulations  

    Banner School Selection Criteria

    • Provides all principal and superintendent contact information
    • Provides all requested information
    • Specifies general description of school/program
    • Describes unique student-centered program
    • Focus is on 2016-2017 school/program activities
    • Evidences explicit activities which demonstrate an outstanding school/program
    • Includes substantiated evidence of specific evaluation information used to determineschool/program success through 2016-2017

    Program Information
    Scoring Rubric
    2016 Banner School Recipients
    Listing of Past Banner School Recipients
    Banner School Recordings

  • CLAS Little Red Schoolhouse Award

    The Little Red School House Award is given by the CLAS Board of Directors to a person, persons, school, or school system that has inaugurated a significant curriculum or instructional innovation deserving of statewide recognition. The program or activity should have a positive impact on the education of children, high potential for dissemination to other schools or systems, and demonstrate leadership in curriculum or instructional procedures in an Alabama school or school system.

    The "Little Red School House" is an appropriate symbol to recognize outstanding educational achievement. This award is presented at the CLAS Annual Convention in such years as the Board of Directors determines. The Board is not obligated to make an award each year.

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  • CLAS Dr. James A. Street Award

    The Dr. James A. Street Award is presented by  the CLAS Board of Directors to a person, persons, institution, or organization in recognition of exceptional service in the interest of administrators and supervisors, and to public education. The Award may be in recognition of a single, significant contribution during a given year, or it may be for a series of contributions over a period of time.

    The recipient of the Award may be an educator or layperson, a school system, or public or private institution or organization, profit or nonprofit, that the Board of Directors considers worthy of such recognition. The Street Award can be presented to a member or nonmember, for exceptional service or achievement that furthers the cause of public education and the interests of school administrators.

    It is named after the first Executive Director of CLAS. The James A. Street Award is presented at the CLAS Annual Convention in such years as the Board of Directors determines. The Board is not obligated to make an award each year.

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