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District School Awards

awards and honors

Carlsbad Unified Schools have been the proud recipients of many distinguished awards.

gold ribbon school

California Gold Ribbon Schools Program
A program for which honors some of California's outstanding public schools. Schools that are selected demonstrate exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority areas.

Blue ribbon schools award

National Blue Ribbon Schools
A federal No Child Left Behind program that celebrates many of America's most successful schools. Its goal is to promote and support the improvement of education in America.

Distinguished School Award

California Distinguished Schools Program
Honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.

exemplary arts education award

The California Exemplary Program
Recognizes elementary and secondary schools in alternate years. Schools applying for a California Exemplary Program Award must meet the eligibility criteria to be a California Distinguished School (DS) to be recognized for a California Exemplary Program Award. 

Teacher of the year

California Teachers of the Year
Recognizes exemplary teachers who best represent all of California's teachers and symbolize the profession's contributions to quality education.

AP district honor roll

We are pleased to announce that Carlsbad Unified School District has been named an 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll Recipient