As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School Board has postponed the 2020 Honored Citizens Award to a later date. Please check back for updates.
One of the APS Strategic Plan goals is to “develop and support strong connections among schools, families, and the community to broaden opportunities for student learning, development, and growth.” APS is fortunate that many community members support this goal by donating their time to help students receive the best education possible. These dedicated volunteers contribute in many capacities throughout the schools, from serving as a member or officer in a PTA, to participating on an advisory group, to reading to students. Many volunteers return year after year, and their contributions are greatly appreciated. The 2019 Honored Citizens are pictured above.
Since 1975, the Arlington School Board has recognized volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the schools with the Honored Citizen Award. These volunteers have demonstrated a sustained commitment of at least five years to Arlington Public Schools and have donated significant time and energy to a broad range of activities throughout the school community. Each year the School Board celebrates these outstanding community members with a reception and a recognition ceremony. The list of previous honorees can be viewed below.