AMLE Schools of Distinction®
AMLE is on a mission to recognize schools committed to continuous improvement and the characteristics of successful middle grades schools
AMLE Schools of Distinction is both a recognition and continuous improvement program open to any school that educates students aged 10-15. Schools will be celebrated for their commitment to the middle grades best practices outlined in AMLE’s foundational text, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, while also being guided through a process of self-assessment and strategic vision setting to help foster ongoing growth and success.
The Following Schools Have Been Recognized as AMLE Schools of Distinction
Schools are selected as AMLE Schools of Distinction on an annual basis after a rigorous review process. Recognition is awarded on a four-year cycle. Schools must reapply after each cycle to maintain their Schools of Distinction Status and are expected to maintain continuous improvement work throughout their recognition.
Connect with AMLE Schools of Distinction
Interested in learning more about innovative and promising practices happening at AMLE Schools of Distinction? Explore our searchable database where you can identify and connect with schools around topics, school structures, school setting, and more.
Schools of Distinction in Action
A core objective of the Schools of Distinction program is to foster a network of schools that can learn from and support each other. View profiles from each School of Distinction here, or take a deeper dive in the Successful Middle School Mini PD Library to learn more about these and other promising practices and how you can replicate them in your own school.
Become an AMLE School of Distinction
Any school that educates any combination of students aged 10-15 is eligible to apply to become an AMLE School of Distinction. The process of becoming a school of distinction begins with the school completing the Successful Middle School Assessment. Interested schools should review the Schools of Distinction Roadmap and brochure below. When you are ready to start your journey, complete the intent to apply form and an AMLE team member will reach out to help guide you through the process.
Interested schools can review the Schools of Distinction brochure to learn more about the program.
Check out the Roadmap for a step by step guide and timeline to becoming an AMLE School of Distinction.
Intent to Apply Form
Ready to start your journey? Complete the intent to apply form and an AMLE team member will reach out to help guide you through the process.
Not sure where you are on your Successful Middle School journey or if you’re ready for Schools of Distinction? Contact Katie Powell, Director for Middle Level Programs, to learn more about the program and how AMLE resources can support your work.