Apple For Excellence Award

CCBE is proud to have established the Apple for Excellence Award to recognize outstanding programs administered by county offices of education reflecting the depth and breadth of a county education program necessary to address students’ changing needs. This also allows CCBE to express appreciation to the dedicated educators in county offices across the state that strive to provide high-quality education with cutting-edge innovation.

This award is bestowed upon the top County Office of Education program that is a winner of the CSBA’s Golden Bell Awards. Apple for Excellence Awards are presented at the CSBA Golden Bell Awards reception event each year in December by the CCBE president. Award winners are selected by the CCBE Awards Committee. Each year, through the CSBA Golden Bell Awards program an announcement is sent to all county offices and districts encouraging them to nominate projects or programs from their county for consideration.

2020 Apple for Excellence Award winner

R.I.S.E. Academy
Trinity County Office of Education

The creation of R.I.S.E. Academy was a result of a two-year collaborative process between Trinity County Office of Education (T.C.O.E.) and several school districts in Trinity County.  The concern was the lack of an alternative setting to assist students who were struggling and who needed a smaller class size along with wrap around support services.  The goal and objective is to be one-of-a-kind comprehensive alternative school serving at-promise students who need a second chance to succeed. T.C.O.E. has a detailed handbook, detailed school processes and systems that can be shared for any county or school district that wishes to replicate this program.  

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