The foundation of the work of the academies is captured in our guiding principles and there will be several recognitions included in this area: Outstanding Academy Performers, Academy Student of the Year, Academy Purity, Academy Innovator of the Year, and Student Choice Academy Teacher of the Year.
Individuals will be asked to submit nominations in most areas.
Founding partners will read all nominations and score using the rubric focused on thorough narrative, supporting evidence, innovation/creativity, student impact and collaboration.
Outstanding Freshman Academy Performers
Three Freshman Academies will be recognized based on meeting and exceeding academy goals, district initiatives and feedback from the AON Annual Review Team. No nominations for this category.
Outstanding Academy Performers
Three career/thematic academies will be recognized based on meeting and exceeding academy goals, district initiatives and feedback from the AON Annual Review Team. No nominations for this category.
Schools that meet or exceed all AON purity goals will be recognized at the celebration. No nominations for this category.
Academy Innovator of the Year
Teacher, AP, EP, AC counselor or team lead, etc. that embodies the academy structure with significant contributions to the academy culture and/or initiatives. Individuals can nominate academy leaders for this category and the top three will be recognized at the celebration.
Academy Student of the Year
Each school will identify one outstanding student to be recognized as the Academy Student of the Year. These students will be officially recognized at the May MNPS Board meeting but will be highlighted at the AON celebration.
Student Choice - Academy Teacher of the Year
Academy Ambassadors will have an opportunity to nominate an academy teacher of the year.