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School/Organization Awards

CLAS Banner Schools

by Alyssa Godfrey | Apr 03, 2015
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. CLAS Banner Schools make a brief presentation of their exemplary program at the annual Recognition Luncheon held in Montgomery. The Banner School 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 school(s)/program(s) in their system who have shown proven success through the 2015‐2016 school year
  • Application information sent to nominated principals
  • CLAS Banner School electronic application due to CLAS on or before October 31, 2016
  • Banner School Selection Team reviews applications
  • Recognition of 2016 Banner Schools: Media release to local newspaper, publicity in CLAS School Leader magazine, on CLAS website, and congratulations at 2017 CLAS Convention
  • Awards Luncheon in March 2017 to recognize the CLAS Banner Schools' administrator and district superintendent

Banner School Selection Criteria

  • Evidence displayed of school/program success through the 2015-2016 school year
  • Activities described that make the school/program(s) a candidate for recognition
  • Demonstration of an outstanding, unique, student-centered educational program(s)
  • Evaluation information documented to determine success
  • Serves as an exceptional model for other schools
  • Followed application procedure; applications not following guidelines will be disqualified
  • Free from grammatical or spelling errors 

Program Information

Scoring Rubric

2016 Banner School Recipients

Listing of Past Banner School Recipients

Banner School Recordings