The President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors graduating elementary, middle and high school students for their achievement and hard work. The program provides individual recognition from the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education to those students whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. Each year, thousands of elementary, middle, and high schools participate by recognizing deserving students. Private schools and their students are eligible to participate.
This Program Honors Student Achievement
As a principal, you aspire to make a difference in the accomplishments and success of your students. Through the President’s Education Awards Program, you can honor both student achievement and hard work with the Nation’s most prestigious awards for individual recognition from the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education. This program give you the opportunity to be the catalyst that sets your students on an upward path.
Unlike other awards programs, the principal plays a leading role and has sole discretion in choosing recipients. Reward them, and you can encourage your students to set high goals and meet the challenges of reaching beyond their limits. Teach them the value of persistence. And perhaps, inspire a lifelong passion for learning.
Since 1983, the PEAP has bestowed recognition from the President to students whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. School principals determine the number of qualifying students based on selection criteria and place orders for awards online. There is no limit on the number of awards, as long as students meet the criteria. Students receive a certificate and congratulatory letter signed by the President and the Secretary. Last year, nearly three million elementary, middle, and high school students from over 30,000 schools were recognized under PEAP. (Note: A list of 2017 PEAP participating schools by state is posted online.)