As an educator, you know that striving for excellence in education is a challenging pursuit. At the same time, you also know that you are performing one of Canada's most important tasks – the education of its children. Recognizing excellence in our educational community is important because:
The Awards for Excellence in Education are presented in:
To be eligible for consideration, schools must:
There are no fees or costs involved for schools to be eligible for, or participate in the Awards for Excellence in Education.
We prepare a short list of the 30 top performing eligible schools in each of three categories of academic achievement, after a thorough analysis of the data upon which The Fraser Institute report cards are based. (The awards are not based on how a school ranks in the report card.)
It is important to note that not all categories of academic achievement are awarded each year or in each province and that, in some instances, a single category is divided into two awards, one which recognizes elementary schools and one which recognizes secondary schools.
During the awards celebration dinner, the winner is announced and receives:
The runners-up receive:
Schools of Distinction receive:
Notification and Participation
We notify short-listed schools first by mail and then, by phone that they have qualified for an Award for Excellence in Education.
A school team’s principal must sign and return a Confirmation of Participation form by the deadline in order to confirm that his or her school team will accept the conditions of participation.
Conditions of Participation
Each school’s principal must accept the following conditions in order to participate in the Awards for Excellence in Education:
From the list of participating schools, three Finalists in each category will be determined.
Schools of Distinction
School teams that are not Finalists are recognized as a School of Distinction.
The Awards Celebration Dinner
An awards celebration dinner is held in each province every year. It offers educators an enjoyable and memorable evening while celebrating their accomplishments.