Update 3/23/24 : Still accepting your exemplary programs! We have reopened submissions for new programs due to late notices sent to Model Schools this year. We strongly recommend all new Model Schools send in their programs. We encourage other alternative schools to include their programs, too. Use the form below, and please ignore the submission deadline.

CCEA Plus 2022 Saturday Luncheon AwardsNominate a Program!

Many of you out there have gone above and beyond to create some outstanding programs and projects. Every year, CCEA Plus selects the very best to be awarded and celebrated at the State Conference.

About the “Exemplary Program” Award

The CCEA+ team oversees a prestigious annual award to elevate innovative programs across the Alt Ed community, to be recognized and shared with other educators. Under the advisement of Bob Ehlers in the late 1990’s, a committee was formed to develop the guidelines for the “Exemplary Program” award.  Following several meetings to refine the process, the program was first announced for the 1997 – 1998 school year. We now celebrate over 24 years of these noteworthy programs.

CCEA Plus 2022 Saturday Luncheon Awards

The goal is to provide an opportunity for all continuation, community day and alternative schools to reap the benefit of the numerous special programs that have been developed by our members.  It is intended that through this process every alternative school in California can replicate the selected programs/projects.

In addition, the designation of an Exemplary Program provides recognition for individuals, schools and districts;  provides outstanding ideas that benefit the needs of at-risk students;  and, provides continuity of delivery of services statewide.

Who Can Apply

Any current professional member of CCEA Plus, or employees of a school that have a school membership, may submit a nomination for the Exemplary Program/Project.

All program entries must have been in existence for a minimum of two years and demonstrate an impact on students and the total school program.

Each school is limited to a single submission each year.

Submission Deadline for the 2023-2024 School Year: March 1st, 2024

To apply, please review and fill out the form below carefully. Fields marked * are required.

CCEA Plus State Exemplary Award Nomination Form

    Contact Information

    Applicant Name & Title *

    Contact Phone *
    Primary number to be reached concerning application.

    Fax Number (optional)
    We prefer email for correspondence and documents.

    School Information

    CCEA Plus Region *
    Find your region on the map.

    Name of School *

    Mailing Address of School *

    Type of School (select one)
    ContinuationCommunity DayAlternativeIndependent StudyOther

    If Other, please specify:

    Program Information

    Program Title *

    Program Summary *
    Please write a program summary for publication in the CCEA Plus Exemplary Program and Model School Program Booklet. The summary should describe the following:

    • Program's Content

    • How The Program Was Developed

    • Number Of Students Participating Each Year

    • Student Outcomes / Impacts / Successes

    • Date Program Was First Implemented

    • Approximate Cost Of The Program (please be as specific as possible regarding the key components of the costs to operate the program)



    Member Information

    Applicant must be a current professional member of CCEA Plus or an employee of a CCEA member school. You may register for new membership here in conjunction with your application.

    CCEA Plus Member Email *
    Please enter the active member email, or primary email account for the school's membership.

    Active Account on the CCEA Website? *
    Does the applicant have an account or login on the CCEA website?
    YesNoNot Sure!

    Active CCEA Plus Member? *
    Is the applicant a confirmed member?
    YesNoNot Sure!

    Does the School Have an Active CCEA School Membership? *
    YesNoNot Sure!

    Administrative Approval *
    All applicants must secure approval from an administrator for submission.
    I affirm that administrative approval has been granted for this application submission.
    Administrative approval has been granted.

    Name of Administrator *

    Date of Administrative Approval *

    Enter date of approval.

    You will receive an email reply with important information regarding your application submission. Submit your form by clicking the button below, read the email you get, and let us know if you have more questions. Our Exemplary Program Coordinator will contact you, at which point you may also submit any visuals that will help the committee to evaluate your program such as scrapbooks, portfolios, videos, etc. These items might be displayed at the conference.