In partnership with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that is dedicated to improving the health of children and creating healthy school environments, 30 of our schools now participate in the Healthy Schools Program (HSP)
The HSP outlines criteria in seven areas that participating schools must meet to be recognized as a “Healthy School” and schools can progress to different levels of achievement (bronze, silver and gold).
Please visit their website for details.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation showcases and acknowledges schools that have implemented changes to create healthier school environments through its National Healthy Schools Awards. Below are the schools that achieved various levels of recognition:
BRONZE: Columbus, East Rock, Nathan Hale & King/Robinson
SILVER: East Rock & King/Robinson
BRONZE: Lincoln-Bassett & John C. Daniels
SILVER: Columbus & East Rock
FAQ about the Healthy Schools Program:
- What is Required from Schools to Participate?
- Schools must have a school wellness committee, led by a facilitator.
- Schools must assess their schools using their School Health Inventory.
- Schools work closely with District and HSP coordinators to identify, plan and evaluate initiatives that help them to achieve Healthy School recognition.
- What Do Participating Schools Receive?
- Ongoing personal and technical support and resources
- RECOGNITION from District and Nationally:
-- If school achieves any level of achievement (bronze, silver or gold), one member from each school will attend the annual national HSP recognition convention, hosted by Bill Clinton.
-- Schools will receive large HSP recognition banner for their school.
-- Monetary Awards-for every level achieved, school will receive monetary award from the Healthier US Challenge organization (Let's Move.org) as follows:
Gold with distinction: $2,000