The AACPS Wellness Schools of Distinction Award recognizes schools that demonstrate a high priority for the health and well being of students, staff, and school supporters by going beyond the curriculum to produce positive outcomes for the entire school community.
In order to win the prestigious honor, schools must show significant effort in establishing initiatives that address all of the ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC).
- health education
- physical activity
- health services
- nutrition environment and services
- counseling, psychological, and social services
- social and emotional climate
- physical environment
- employee wellness
- family engagement
- community involvement
As an extension of the AACPS Wellness Council and policy, the award is given annually. Schools that have already received the award may reapply every three years.