Blueprint for Excellence
School Improvement Solution
Our Knowledge. Your Benefit.
WHAT WE DO
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE) is a non-profit 501©3 organization that has been serving schools across the nation since 2001. We are passionate about education and want schools to be the very best for students! The BRSE one-of-a-kind assessment survey provides actionable insights that can be used as the starting point for school improvement. Our comprehensive approach to helping schools includes professional development and support, best practice sharing, conferences and networking. We do everything possible to create a path forward for all schools and all kids.
9 PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES
- Student Focus and Support
- School Organization and Culture
- Challenging Standards and Curriculum
- Active Teaching and Learning
- Technology Integration
- Professional Community
- Leadership and Educational Vitality
- School, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Indicators of Success
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Our approach to school improvement is non-invasive and non-threatening. The BRSE team provides continuous guidance and support to schools as they move through the reform process. The BRSE program is designed to be a collaborative effort toward school improvement, encompassing the entire learning community.
The BRSE team is comprised of nationally recognized educators who work to identify a school’s key academic and instructional strengths and weaknesses. This enables the school to create and implement a school-wide action plan for improvement with measurable achievement goals.
Success for All Students
Our focus is on improving schools and creating an environment where all students can succeed. The BRSE program was designed based on research and the real-world experiences of educators. We provide schools a “Blueprint for Excellence” that guides them to improved performance and academic gains.
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ReaD how our program has impacted their school or district
Dawes Intermediate School - Mobile, Alabama
“Going through the Blue Ribbon process gave us an avenue to view our practices and have them authenticated by team of guide leaders.
The feedback we got was from a multiple lens point of view – from parents to students to teachers and the BRSE organization. We were given valuable and viable steps to continuously improve in our field.”
Michele McClung, Former Principal – Dawes Intermediate School – Mobile, Alabama
2015 National Principal of the Year
“The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence process gives schools the opportunity to look at their school through the perspective of students, parents, teachers, support staff and administration in order to create a plan to achieve excellence in school culture and student achievement. The process provides schools with a blueprint to work toward school improvement and recognizes schools for their achievement.”
Jayne Ellspermann School Leadership Development Consultant 2015 National Principal of the Year
Madison County Schools - Huntsville, AL
“The BRSE has been an outstanding partner with our school system. The opportunity for us to have a thorough evaluation, be provided a road-map for improvements, and create additional colleagues to network with has been a valuable part of many of our schools’ successes. I highly recommend that every Superintendent take a look at the BRSE process for their schools.”
Matt Massey, Former Superintendent Madison County Schools Huntsville, AL
2018 National Principal of the Year
“The BRSE Assessment served as the perfect blueprint for continuous improvement. I was impressed with the depth of information the assessment team was able to obtain in their time with the school. This information was an integral part of the school improvement process.”
Dr. Akil Ross, 2018 National Principal of the Year.
We are always available to listen to the challenges and successes you are having at your school.