Welcome to Honored Schools!

Honored Schools is an initiative from Honored, aimed at recognizing great teachers, elevating student voices, and creating a consistent culture of teacher appreciation within school communities.

Welcome to Honored Schools!

The Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award

Submissions for the 2023-2024 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award are now closed. To stay informed about upcoming opportunities to recognize your teacher through Honored, please enter your email address below!

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Congratulations to the 1,690+ teachers recognized by students and families this school year! The winners of the 2023-2024 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award will be announced soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my school become an Honored School?
Honored Schools is currently accepting inquiries for participation in our 2022-2023 school year program. If your school would like to learn more about participating in Honored Schools, please send us a note at [email protected]. Honored Schools currently operates only in Washington, DC, and Indianapolis, Indiana.
Who may be recognized?

Classroom teachers of any subject, full-time or part-time, currently teaching at your school may be recognized and are eligible for the Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award. Other school staff members may also be recognized, but they are not eligible for the award.

Who may recognize a teacher?

Current or former students, and parents or other family members on behalf of students (particularly the younger ones who may need a hand completing the nomination form!)

How do you decide who is awarded the Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award?
Award recipients will be selected from each region’s pool of submissions by a local panel of community leaders in consultation with Honored Schools principals. The selection criteria takes into account both the qualitative and quantitative elements of the submissions, and it focuses on the important impact the teacher has made on the nominating student’s life. The panel will also consider the volume of submissions in proportion to school and class size and resource equity.
Will my teacher know about the recognition?

Yes! Your teacher will receive an email with your story and will know what an impact they’ve had on you. Your school will celebrate all recognized teachers in a variety of ways. Your nominations will also be published on honoredschools.org so that other people can read about all of the inspiring teachers at your school. Who knows, your teacher may become internet famous!

If my teacher is selected as the Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award recipient, what happens?
Your teacher will receive a well-deserved $5,000 in unrestricted cash award and will be celebrated at your school and across the country! You and your teacher will also be featured on honoredschools.org.

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