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Washington Schools on the Rise


About the Award

Introducing the "Washington Schools on the Rise" award by AWSL/AWSP! This award celebrates schools where students and adults collaborate to improve culture and amplify student voice. AWSP and its Foundation support these schools with resources and opportunities. These schools foster inclusive and equitable environments. Know a school on the rise? Nominate them today and honor their commitment to excellence in education!

What: Washington State Schools on the Rise Award

When: Awarded annually at the AWSP Summer Conference

Who: Schools nominated by students and/or principals/assistant principals/superintendents/district office

Why: Recognize schools demonstrating the power of student-adult collaboration on school leadership and the creation of a positive school culture.


Recognition Criteria

  • Established systems demonstrating students and adults collaborating and leading school culture together

  • Tangible examples of co-design, collaboration, joint leadership

  • Examples of authentic student engagement and elevated student voice

  • Examples of schools engaging multiple student voices and perspectives

  • Quantitative and/or qualitative data to illustrate the outcomes of student-adult joint leadership

Selection Timeline

  • Nomination window runs from April 1 - May 31 

  • Selection of winners - May 31 - June 7 

  • Winners announced at SC Luncheon


Julie Woods

For More Information 

Julie Woods | Community and Member Relations Coordinator | (800) 562-6100

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