Every Student Succeeding Program
The mission of ACSA is to ensure that all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach that goal. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are our inspiration.

ACSA’s Every Student Succeeding program honors students who exceed our expectations and the educators who support them along
the way. We are proud to highlight these young men and women who have overcome great obstacles to succeed. They face life’s challenges head on. Their stories are remarkable and their futures are bright.

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to honor students at all grade levels who have succeeded, against all odds, beyond expectations or
simply won the hearts of the administrators and other educators who helped them achieve their goals. One student from each region will be

Eligibility: The success of these students should be tied to the work of ACSA administrators. We know that other educators will also have
made significant contributions to their support, including board members, teachers, paraprofessionals, guardians, community members, etc. Nominees should be students who have made a special effort to succeed and have overcome obstacles such as but not limited to:
▪ Returning to school
▪ Leaving a gang
▪ Improving their attendance
▪ Changing their attitude
▪ Overcoming physical and mental barriers
▪ Illness or disability
They should also be active in:
▪ After-school programs
▪ Community service
▪ Student conflict-resolution
▪ Cross-age tutoring
▪ Peer mediation
▪ Peer tutoring

Nominees can come from programs such as:
▪ Alternative Education
▪ “At-risk” Interventions
▪ English Learners
▪ Continuation School
▪ Adult Education
▪ General education grades 4-12

Nomination Process: Nominations must be sent directly to the nominee’s charter president. Each charter will select three students to be honored at our Region 3 ESS awards dinner. The nomination form is attached. The remaining nominees can be honored at a charter or district event.

Deadline: Contact your charter president for the charter deadline. The deadline for submission of recipient information to Region 3 is Friday, January 18, 2024.

Charters- please send your completed student nomination form (only three students per charter) to the state Region 3 Consultant or President-Elect Daniél Hernandez:

Emilie Simmons
Region 3 Consultant
Cell: (530) 304-4419

Daniel Hernandez
R3 President-Elect
916 752-3575

Recognition: Students will be recognized at our ESS event at the Hilton off Arden Way, on March 2, 2024, at 5:30 pm. One student will be chosen to represent Region 3 at the State Level, which will be held in Southern California in November 2024.

Download the 23-24 Every Student Succeeding Nomination Form

For more information, visit state ACSA’s ESS Program page.