Is your School a Digital Schools Star?

Digital Schools Star Recognition

A Digital Schools Star embraces the mindful implementation of effective digital learning and communication tools, resources, and practices –
a commitment that is evident in its mission, culture, classrooms, and interactions with its stakeholders.

Schools that have met the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification requirements are eligible to earn Digital Schools Star recognition in the same application cycle if they successfully complete the required actions. Working towards Digital Schools Star status will help schools achieve both certification and Digital Schools Star recognition.

Current List of Digital Schools Stars

Digital Schools Star Requirements

Schools can earn recognition as a Digital Schools Star by meeting the following requirements as part of their certification application:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 8 of the 13 actions found in the 3 Digital Schools action categories. Some of these actions are District Only and would be completed in the District application.
  • The 8 actions must include at least one from each category.
  • 4 of the actions need to be Foundational Actions.
  • At least one of the actions must be the Digital Innovative Classroom at the 15-point level.

To view all actions that can contribute towards Digital School Star recognition, select the Digital Schools search filter on the Actions page.

How to Apply for Digital Schools Star Recognition

To apply for Digital Schools Star recognition a school must submit both a certification application and a Digital Schools Star application. The Digital Schools Star application comprises the one action below. The action requires the school to identify the Digital Schools actions in its certification application that have been approved or that are anticipated to be approved by the end of the certification cycle. It is recommended that a school wait until the second or final application submission deadline to submit the Digital Schools Star application since the recognition is contingent on actions being approved in its certification application.