• Golden Apple Awards logo The Golden Apple Awards go to high-performance community partners that provide an exceptional commitment of time, energy, and expertise to individual schools or the Fayette County district as a whole through mentorships and varied programs and initiatives. Through this recognition, the Community Partner Leadership Team (CPLT) spotlights the commitment of our community and FCPS to provide a world-class education to all our students.

    The CPLT accepts nominations in these partnership categories:

    • Business/industry
    • Faith-based group
    • Post-secondary institution department/student group
    • Community organization/non-profit
    • School-based organization (PTA, boosters, student clubs)
    • Individual

    A selected committee of CPLT reviews the nominations and presents them to the CPLT membership for confirmation.

    To qualify for consideration, the partner organization must meet the following criteria:

    • The focus of the partnership is on improving/supporting student achievement.
    • Partnership activities align with district and/or school improvement plans.
    • There is a clear, common understanding of what the school needs and what the community partner can provide.
    • The community partner collaborates with the district, school principal, staff and/or School-Based Decision Making Council to define goals and initiate the partnership.
    • There is an appointed coordinator and/or a committee each year to meet with the principal or district leadership to plan and implement partnership programs and projects.

    Submit a nomination (The window opens in the spring for awards presented in the summer.)