Participate in the 2023 California Schools to Watch

The California Schools to Watch application for 2023 is now open. This program identifies model middle-grade schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable, and that have a culture of collaborative leadership.

Be recognized in the state and nationally, and share your site’s best practices with other educators! Junior high schools, middle schools, and K–8 schools, whether traditional schools or public charter schools, are welcome to apply.

Learn More from California Department of Education

See 2022 New Schools to Watch

Apply to Become a New School to Watch