Every Student Succeeding
Every Student Succeeding
ACSA believes every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence.
Their success is our success; their powerful stories are our inspiration.
Each year, ACSA recognizes 19 pre-K-adult students, one from each geographic region, as well as two California adult education students, for overcoming the odds and achieving success.
Students will be honored at ACSA's Leadership Summit Every Student Succeeding Luncheon in November, as well as at various regional events.
In 2020, the luncheon will take place Nov. 5 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA.
ACSA will actively publicize award recipients through the news media, and ACSA's website, publications and social media channels.
Purpose and Eligibility
Purpose. The purpose of this award is to honor students at all grade levels (pre-K to adult education) who have succeeded against all odds, beyond expectations or simply won the hearts of the administrators and other educators who helped them achieve their goals. One student from each region will be honored.
Eligibility. Nominees should be students who have made a special effort to succeed and have overcome obstacles such as:
- Returning to school
- Leaving a gang
- Improving their attendance
- Changing their attitude
- Overcoming physical and mental barriers
They should also be active in:
- After school programs
- Community service
- Student conflict resolution
- Cross-age tutoring
- Peer mediation
- Peer tutoring
Nominees can come from programs such as:
- Alternative Education
- Continuation School
Nominations must be sent directly to the nominee's region. Each region will select one winner and honor them at region events throughout the year.
Regions, send your completed student nomination form (one student recipient per region) to the state ACSA Awards Program coordinator by March 2, 2020:
Attn: Emily Agpoon, ACSA Awards Program
2019 Every Student Succeeding Honorees
2019 Student Honorees
Keanen and Keion Evans
8th grade students at Winship Middle School, Eureka City Schools
An 11th grade student at Albert Powell Continuation High School, Yuba City USD
A 12th grade student at Rodriguez High Regional DHH, Solano COE
A 12th grade student at Half Moon Bay High School, Cabrillo USD
A 12th grade student at Decoto School for Independent Study, New Haven USD
A 6th grade student at Edenvale Elementary School, Oak Grove School District
An 11th grade student at Sunnyside High School, Fresno USD
A 12th grade student at Gonzales High School, Gonzales USD
A 12th grade student at Visalia Charter Independent Study, Visalia USD
A 12th grade student at Chino High School, Chino Valley USD
A 5th grade student at Pine Grove Elementary School, Orcutt Union SD
A 12th grade student at Gretchen Whitney High School, ABC USD
A 6th grade student at Condit Elementary School, Claremont USD
A 12th grade student at Gardena High School, Los Angeles USD
An 8th grade student at Walker Jr. High School, Anaheim Union HSD
An 11th grade student at Calexico Academy, Imperial COE
A 12th grade student at Ramona High School, Riverside USD
Sutter County Adult Education
Oxnard Adult School