School Recognition Program

Any Arizona public or charter school that demonstrates pervasive implementation of the six proven practices in civic learning will be designated as an “Arizona Civic Engagement School” and recognized with one of the three following designations:


School of Merit

School of Distinction

School of Excellence


Each school designated as an Arizona Civic Engagement School will receive the following recognition:

  • School Recognition Ceremony to what they receive
  • Designation on the Arizona Department of Education Website
  • ADE Press Release
  • Recognition at ADE Annual Conferences
  • School Banner
  • Professional Certificate
  • Mention in the Progress Report, ADE’s newsletter
  • Professional Certificate
  • Mention in the Progress Report, ADE’s newsletter
  • Public Relations packet that includes the following:
    1. Letter to Parents and Community
      Logo and artwork provided for school to include on district/school website and other uses as determined by district/school
      Facilitation with local media
      Sample press release
      Promotion to state groups and organizations

Civic Engagement Program Award Recipients