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How to make Renaissance National Honor Roll

Calling all educators!

Want to get the most out of Accelerated Reader and/or Star Assessments? Looking to highlight your students’ achievements in the new school year?

Renaissance National Honor Roll recognizes teachers, librarians, and school administrators across the nation who are utilizing Renaissance solutions to their fullest and, in turn, seeing measurable student growth. You can participate whether you’re teaching in-person, remotely, or in a blended/hybrid environment.

What does Honor Roll involve?

From August to March, eight Honor Roll challenges are published in Renaissance Royals™. Each challenge is similar to a bite-sized chunk of professional development. The challenges are designed to help you improve your implementations and get the most out of Accelerated Reader and/or Star Assessments. It’s important to remember that each challenge needs to be completed to be considered for Honor Roll.

Participating in Honor Roll also provides a natural environment to engage in conversations with fellow educators via Renaissance Royals, a community designed just for Renaissance educators. Educators using Renaissance solutions can join Renaissance Royals to discuss teaching strategies and share best practices for both in-person and remote instruction. It’s free and a great resource for the 2020–2021 school year.

How do educators participate in Honor Roll?

  • Log in to your Renaissance Royals account and click on the Honor Roll channel. (Not a member? Click here to join!)

  • Complete the monthly Honor Roll activities (eight total) throughout the school year and submit your data to demonstrate you’ve reached program data targets.

  • Be recognized! You’ll receive an achievement kit that includes customizable digital student certificates, a classroom pennant, or a school banner.

Despite nationwide school closures, more than 300 educators participated in Honor Roll and were recognized during the 2019–2020 school year. While educators participate in Honor Roll for different reasons, the biggest reason is for their students:

“I participate in the National Honor Roll program because my students deserve the absolute best! Professional learning is one way I can be sure I continue to learn and grow.”
Amanda Erceg, Teacher, Georgia

“I participate in the National Honor Roll because I find that I really benefit from the Royals community and it helps me keep my students on track with their goals.”
Lisa Capon, Instructional Coach, Florida

“I participate in National Honor Roll because I enjoy keeping my knowledge of implementation and best practices up to date. Participating in the monthly challenges helps me stay updated and motivated.”
Miriam Gutierrez, Librarian, Texas

When a teacher, librarian, or school administrator makes Honor Roll, it also provides a chance for some local press, as well as recognition on the Renaissance website. A press release template is provided and can be submitted to local publications.

Honor Roll starts August 15, so jump into Renaissance Royals and get ready!

Know someone that should join in on the fun? Encourage them to participate, too.

Carol Dorn, Customer Advocacy Coordinator
Carol Dorn, Customer Advocacy Coordinator
As the Customer Advocacy Coordinator at Renaissance and an ardent supporter of educators, Carol enjoys hosting the Renaissance Royals community and managing the Renaissance National Honor Roll. She has been employed at Renaissance for more than 24 years. Her other passions include gardening, reading, and traveling. She’s also an anglophile and is fond of all things British.

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