About the Award
Equitable schools create a learning environment where students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged! These schools help students achieve their full academic potential as well as supporting them in developing lifelong healthy behaviors. They recognize that what happens in the classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, at school events, at home, and in the community are interrelated and can reinforce healthy behaviors. In an effort to improve schools and school systems, the Wisconsin School Health Award aims to support collaborative engagement to minimize achievement gaps. In addition, the Wisconsin School Health Award is a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to promote and sustain a healthy learning environment.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to assisting schools in addressing the barriers which impede students ability to meet their maximum potential. Systematically supporting all areas/levels within education (students, educators in schools, school building level, LEA, regional agency, state education agency) is the best chance at accomplishing big goals.
As DPI continues to develop initiatives to help schools support the mission and vision of ensuring every student graduates college and career ready, alignment between those initiatives and the Wisconsin School Health Award will be imperative going forward. We want the awards program to be in concert with meeting the overarching goals of reducing achievement gaps.
2021-2022 Wisconsin School Health Award
Follow this four-step process to register, complete and apply for the award.
Step 1: Coordinate, Review and Register
Step 2: Assess
- Action for Healthy Kids Assessment
- DPI Supplemental Questions
- 2021-2022 School Health Award Assessment Crosswalk - Elementary
- 2021-2022 School Health Award Assessment Crosswalk - Secondary
Step 3: Plan
Step 4: Application
This award is LIVE! The final step, the application, is due by 3/31/2022