Standards of Excellence

The most difficult and prestigious award presented by NJASC; schools can receive it only once every five years. Participating student councils will conduct a rigorous self-evaluation and then be evaluated by a visiting team from another participating school.

Completed evaluations are submitted to the State Officer in charge of Special Projects, and then the award winners are decided upon by the State Officers at their April executive meeting.

Any interested school must attend a workshop at the Fall Business Meeting in October to apply for this program. Completed evaluations must be submitted by the beginning of April, and plaques are presented at the Spring Awards Program in May.

Award Application Forms

There is no application form for this award. In order to participate in the Standards of Excellence program, a Student Council must:

  • Attend the Standards of Excellence Workshop at the Fall Business Meeting - information and program criteria are distributed at this meeting.
  • Notify the Executive Member in charge of Special Projects of intent to participate by November 26, 2014
  • All participating Student Councils will be contacted in January with their visitation pairings and sent evaluation documents that must be returned by the beginning of April.

Recent Award Winning Schools

Click on a link below to view recent schools that have attained this award...

2014 Standards of Excellence Award

  • Cherry Hill High School East - Kelly Germscheid, Advisor
  • Columbia High School - Hannah Edelman & Beth Dalzell, Advisors
  • Ocean City High School - Matt Purdue, Advisor

These three schools will be eligible to apply for participation in the 2019 Standards of Excellence program at the Fall Business Meeting in October 2018.

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2013 Standards of Excellence Award

  • Gloucester County Institute of Technology - Rob Kijewski, Advisor
  • Parsippany Hills High School - Danielle Portella & Elizabeth Sohan, Advisors

These two schools will be eligible to apply for participation in the 2018 Standards of Excellence program at the Fall Business Meeting in October 2017.

 

2012 Standards of Excellence Award

  • Buena Regional High School - Barbara Meyrick, Advisor
  • Hunterdon Central Regional High School - Jane Paradiso, Advisor
  • Seneca High School - Erica Maira, Advisor
  • Somerville High School - Andrea Keller, Advisor
  • South Brunswick High School - Lauren Morris, Advisor

These five schools will be eligible to apply for participation in the 2017 Standards of Excellence program at the Fall Business Meeting in October 2016.

 

2011 Standards of Excellence Award

  • Allentown High School - Pat Sweeney, Advisor
  • Delaware Township School - Cindy Terravona & Bridget Carvajal, Advisors
  • Southampton Township School #3 - Susan Adams & Stephanie Stevenson, Advisors

These three schools will be eligible to apply for participation in the 2016 Standards of Excellence program at the Fall Business Meeting in October 2015.

 

2010 Standards of Excellence Award

  • Belvidere High School - Joan O'Neil - Advisor
  • Burlington Township High School - Dawn Martin, Advisor
  • Lopatcong Township Middle School - Traci Ruane, Advisor
  • Neptune High School - Catherine Crelin, Advisor (not pictured)
  • Riverside High School - Marion Witterschein, Advisor
  • Union High School - Meredith Getsinger, Advisor

These five schools will be eligible to apply for participation in the 2015 Standards of Excellence program at the Fall Business Meeting in October 2014.