Call for Awards

Call for Awards

If you know of an exceptional academy individual, academy partnership or academy alumni that you feel should be recognized- nominate them today. The deadline for submission of your 2021 NCAC Academy Awards application is September 1, 2021. Applicants must demonstrate that the academy involved follows the National Standards of Practice.

Award Categories:

National Standards of Practice Career Academy Award of Distinction - 
Criteria: A career academy must have participated in the NCAC academy review process based on the National Standards of Practice within the past school year ending June 30, 2021 and successfully attained "model" status. The recipient of this award is chosen from the content of those reviews. No additional nomination is required.

Henk Koning Exemplary Partnership Award - 
Criteria: The organization or governing board that exemplifies a true working partnership between the school and its business partners. A partnership is defined as a relationship in which the school and the partners have collectively addressed concerns, solved problems, or created positive solutions and outcomes for the academy. Examples of solutions may include student/teacher work placements, grant acquisitions, curriculum design or other initiatives.

Exemplary Academy Alumni Award - 
Criteria: The academy graduate who has excelled in his/her career field and who has made a significant contribution to his or her academy or community.

Exemplary Academy Educator Award - 
Criteria: The academy educator who has made a significant contribution to the success of a career academy. This might include providing leadership for the startup of an academy, consistent delivery of high quality teaching or finding ways to assure an academy is sustainable.

Before you begin, please review the criteria for your specific award as well as the National Standards of Practice for help in filling out this application. If you have any further questions, please contact Angie Grasberger at 941.545.4668 or at

Please complete this form by September 1, 2021  Winning applications will be notified by October 4, 2021

All sections of the application and supporting materials must be complete in order for the application to be considered.

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Describe the nominee in the following areas: