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 program(s) in the County Office of Education category of CSBA’s Golden Bell Awards. Apple for Excellence Awards are presented at the CSBA Golden Bell Awards luncheon 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.
2015 Apple for Excellence Award winner
Yolo County Office of Education, Yolo County
Project SOLAR Energy Academy
Project SOLAR is a partnership between education, government, business and community organizations to provide opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills and awareness to pursue college and careers in sustainable energy fields as well as become active, informed consumers and citizens through the establishment of Energy Academy programs. The capstone summer energy academy provides an opportunity for high school students to earn 3 units of college credit towards a certificate in sustainable agriculture and participate in an internship in the application of emerging green technologies.
County office leadership: Shelton Yip, Board President; Jesse Ortiz, Superintendent; Deb Burns,
Program Specialist; Lori Perez, Director College and Career Readiness;
Ronda DaRosa, Deputy Superintendent
View past Apple for Excellence Award winners