Every Student Succeeding

Applications for Every Student Succeeding are due January 18, 2024!
Winners will be recognized at a Celebration Breakfast on March 8, 2024, at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.


One of ACSA's priorities is to ensure that school leaders are recognized for their excellence. Through our annual awards program, we honor students, administrators, and community organizations for their achievements and their dedication to public education at both the regional and state levels.


ACSA believes every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence.


Their success is our success; Their powerful stories are our inspiration.

Each year, ACSA recognizes 19 pre-K-adult students, one from each geographic region, as well as two California adult education students, for overcoming the odds and achieving success.


Students will be honored at ACSA's Leadership Summit Every Student Succeeding Luncheon, as well as at various regional events.


ACSA will actively publicize award recipients through the news media, and ACSA's website, publications and social media channels.

Watch and Read Student Stories

Purpose and Eligibility

The purpose of this award is to honor students at all grade levels (pre-K to adult education) who have succeeded against all odds, beyond expectations, or simply won the hearts of the administrators and other educators who helped them achieve their goals. One student from each region will be honored.


Eligibility. Nominees should be students who have made a special effort to succeed and have overcome obstacles such as:

  • Returning to school
  • Leaving a gang
  • Improving their attendance
  • Changing their attitude
  • Overcoming physical and mental barriers


They should also be active in:

  • After school programs
  • Community service
  • Student conflict resolution
  • Cross-age tutoring
  • Peer mediation
  • Peer tutoring


Nominees can come from programs such as:

  • Alternative Education
  • At-risk
  • Bilingual
  • Continuation School

Aisha De Rouz will be representing Region 17 at the state level in November 2022 at the leadership summit.

She was a 2021-22 12th-grade student at Loara High School, Anaheim Union HSD.

Region 17 Winner

Joe Chao
A 12th grade student at Los Alamitos High School in the Los Alamitos USD
Watch Joe's story