Local PTA Awards 

Local PTA Awards

Virginia PTA is pleased to offer program recognition awards to PTA/PTSA local units.  There is one awards package and local units can apply for more than one award. 

Family Engagement – This award is given to a local PTA unit for its efforts in building parent and family engagement within the school and community.

Male Engagement – This award recognizes a local PTA unit for outstanding efforts in increasing meaningful activities and programs for male role models while promoting student achievement and community involvement.

Diversity & Inclusion – This award is given to a local PTA unit that demonstrates outstanding efforts in meaningful activities and programs that support diversity and inclusion.

Volunteer of the Year – These awards are given to a local PTA Volunteer who has made a positive impact on the school and its children.  This special person does not need to be the person who logs the most volunteer hours or is a PTA executive board member.

Power Partner (Principal) – These awards recognize principals (elementary and secondary) from across the Commonwealth of Virginia who have shown that a strong family-school partnership is key to student success.

Power Partner (Superintendent) – This award is given to a superintendent who has shown that a strong family-school partnership is key to student success.

Local unit must be in good standing to be eligible for any award.  Questions?  Contact VPPrograms@vapta.org


The National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement were established in 1995. The Guidelines for successful, meaningful parent involvement were developed by the National PTA in cooperation with education and parent involvement professionals. Research clearly shows that if parents are involved in their child's education, the child can do better academically, socially and emotionally. This is true regardless of racial, economic or cultural background. Does your community really understand this critically important point? Remember - parent involvement has three distinct phases. Parents are their child's first teacher. Then, they become a partner with the school. As parents see the bigger picture, many become an advocate for all children.

Click here to see the newly launched Family Engagement Center from National PTA.