The President's Education Awards Program has been honoring elementary, middle, and high school students for their hard work and achievements since 1983. The award is given at the discretion of the principal, based on criteria developed at the school that reflect the purpose of the award and are applied fairly to all students. The director plays a leadership role in choosing the recipients. The President's Award for Educational Excellence is certified with a gold label certificate and recognizes a student's academic success in the classroom. Each winner of the award will receive a certificate with a silver seal for free.
In addition, students who have maintained a school record that would have met the selection criteria for the President's Award for Educational Excellence, but were unable to due to illness, personal crisis, or special needs, may still be recognized. The Presidential Award for Educational Excellence is given to those graduating from elementary school (finishing 6th grade, moving up to 7th grade); high school (finishing eighth grade, moving up 9th grade); and high school (graduating from twelfth grade).