Apply for the Pinnacle Awards

Application Materials

Individuals who have met the eligibility requirements should submit the following through the Pinnacle Awards Application:

  • Applicant Information
  • Project Summary, including the project title (10 words or fewer) and the following six sections with headlines for each (200–300 words per section):
    • Overview - Describe the project, explaining the district problem and the solution.
    • Innovation - Explain why the project is new and innovative.
    • Replication - Explain how the project is replicable by other school systems.
    • Student Achievement - Describe the effect on student achievement in qualitative terms, and quantitative terms where applicable.
    • Improvements and Savings - Include quantitative data showing the effect on district improvements and district savings.
  • Biography of the applicant (200–300 words).
  • Professional head shot photo (JPEG or GIF at 300 dpi).

Please do not send any additional materials or documents with your submission.

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Please work directly with the nominee to provide current and accurate information about his or her successful project.


All application materials must be postmarked or sent electronically no later than May 1, 2017.