MN School of Excellence Program
"The Minnesota School of Excellence program clearly connects the education process to student learning."
MESPA developed this research-based program aligned with national standards in: leadership, vision, student learning, the culture of adult learning, data and decision-making, and community engagement. MESPA endorses schools whose principal, staff, students, and community -- working as a team -- demonstrate the desire to strengthen education by successfully undertaking the Minnesota School of Excellence program. This school improvement process is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. It involves a systematic program of self-study, development of a school improvement plan, and implementation of the plan based on demonstrated results.
Letter of Intent due October 30, 2020: The letter of intent indicates you are interested in pursuing MESPA's MN SOE Process. The letter of intent should also indicate whether you plan to take 1 or 2 years to complete the SOE process (though this may change later). View MN SOE Program Guidelines (includes sample letter of intent).
Applications due June 1, 2021: Submit Part 1 (Self-Study) and Part 2 (Build and Plan) with $100 application fee payable to MESPA. (Click links above to download application part 1 & 2). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a Google Forms copy of Part 1 of the application.
Congratulations to our 2019 Validated Schools:
Past School of Excellence Celebrations