Educational Institutions

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Inc

  • Chapin, SC
  • www.blueribbonschools.com

Mission Statement

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is driven to create exceptional learning environments for every student to achieve his or her highest potential through holistic school excellence.

Our work falls into three categories:

1. School Improvement Assessment Solution (Online Assessment, Onsite Validation, & Action Plan)

2. Support through Networking and Best Practices Modeling

3. Educator and Student Leadership Institutes and Conferences

Main Programs

  1. Blue Ribbon School Assessments
  2. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conferences
  3. Blue Ribbon Academy
  4. Building Our Leaders of Today (BOLT)
Service Areas

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National

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence makes services available in all 50 states. Assessments have been conducted in 17 states and almost all states have participated in Blue Ribbon Schools Conferences. Conference attendees have also come from Canada, China, and Turkey.

ruling year

2005

President

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Bart R. Teal

Chief Executive Officer since 2015

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Dr. Judith Warden

Keywords

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Education Youth Teachers Principals Superintendents

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Also Known As

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.

EIN

30-0151472

 Number

1045683823

Physical Address

136 Lakeside Road

Chapin, SC 29036

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community Coalitions (S21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Blue Ribbon School Assessments

The Blueprint for Excellence School Assessment Program is a positive, collaborative school reform process designed to further school improvement. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence’s online 360 assessment measures school performance in nine areas
critical to success and establishes performance benchmarks. The system anonymously surveys students, teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff and can be accessed with any computer or mobile
device. Disaggregated data help pinpoint areas needing improvement. This program gives schools a holistic way to evaluate key elements that impact student learning, namely school environments and educational practices.

The BRSE program employs educators from nationally recognized Blue Ribbon Schools to provide guidance for the principal, school staff, parents, and community members. These educators assist the school community in identifying key academic and instructional strengths and weaknesses of their school and elicit positive motivation needed for the school community. This enables the school community to initiate and implement a school-wide action plan for improving their academic and instructional program to ensure measurable academic achievement for all students.

Studies show that actively engaging students, integrating technology into lessons, engaging parents and communities, creating positive student-focused cultures, incorporating challenging, hands-on curriculum, and supporting teachers are practices that directly impact student achievement.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$190,000.00

Program 2

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conferences

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence offers national and regional conferences throughout the year designed to bring schools together to share best practices and discuss current issues, strategies, and technologies. The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference is held annually at Walt Disney World, FL. Not only are best practices shared, but award winning schools are recognized for their achievements on the path to educational excellence. The setting of Disney is used to celebrate, study, and take back the positive culture, leadership, and learning environment established by the Disney community.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$224,000.00

Program 3

Blue Ribbon Academy

Blue Ribbon Schools Academy is an online program that brings educators together for peer-to-peer learning, instructional teaching from influencers in education, interactive discussions and more. This professional development opportunity includes power-packed programming, where educators collaborate and exchange best practices, learn about new tools and resources and hear from leading experts.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

Building Our Leaders of Today (BOLT)

This program designed for students in grades 3-12 to learn leadership skills including understanding and developing their own leadership "brand", collaborating with others, and learning the need to be a leader and a follower. Students are challenged to identify and lead positive change efforts in their own communities. Hosted at Walt Disney World, the program partners with Disney's Youth Educational Series (YES) to use Disney as the leadership classroom.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$60,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence makes services available in all 50 states. Assessments have been conducted in 17 states and almost all states have participated in Blue Ribbon Schools Conferences. Conference attendees have also come from Canada, China, and Turkey.

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Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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President

Bart R. Teal

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Judith Warden

BIO

Bart Teal is the President and Founder of Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. An educator with experience as teacher, coach, guidance counselor and principal, Mr. Teal worked for the SC Department of Education as a director of South Carolina's National Blue Ribbon Schools program. Given the number of South Carolina Schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools, Mr. Teal was asked to serve as reader and guide to other states participating in the program.

Based on the lessons learned from this process and gathering other nationally recognized educational leaders, Mr. Teal formed the Non-Profit Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence in 2004 and has lead the organization since that time.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Jim Chadwell

Superintendent, Eagle Mountain Saginaw School District, TX

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