NC GLOBAL EDUCATION: SBE ACTION ITEMS

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Global - Ready Schools and District Designations

In September 2011, the North Carolina State Board of Education formed a Task Force on Global Education to assess the state's effort to produce globally competitive graduates ready to live, work and contribute in an interconnected world. Based on its findings, the Task Force made a number of recommendations that would help to ensure that public school students are well prepared.

One opportunity coming out of the Global Education Task Force work was the creation of criteria and a process for the Global - Ready Schools and Districts Designation. From the Final Report, refer to: 4.2 - Institute in concert with global education partners a Global - Ready designation for schools and districts that provides a process and incentives and addresses, at the least, the following:

  • K-12 world language opportunities for all students;
  • Pathways for teachers, leaders and administrators to achieve SBE-recognized badging;
  • Career-ready employer requirements;
  • Global school partnerships; and
  • Local school board resolutions and plans on global education.

The State Board of Education approved the Global-Ready Schools Designation Rubric at the January 2015 meeting.

The State Board of Education approved the Global-Ready District Designation Rubric at the May 2015 meeting.


Global-Ready Schools


Global-Ready Schools Designation Rubric
(pdf, 306kb)


Global-Ready School Application and Renewal Guidance Documents
This document contains application forms and guidance.

Schools that apply for the "Designation" status and meet both the criteria for “Prepared” or “Model” and the student achievement requirements will be notified in May. These schools will be scheduled for a site visit in September.

All School applications are due on or before the first Friday in April.

Global-Ready School Application
(pdf, 984kb)

Global-Ready School Renewal Application
(pdf, 416kb)

To continue their designation schools that received the designation in 2015 and 2016 must apply for renewal in the 2019-2020 school year.


Global-Ready School Designation Intent to Apply (Initial or Renewal)
The annual academic cycle for the Global-Ready School Designation Application is as follows: applications are available in the fall and must be submitted by the first Friday in April. Schools interested in applying for the designation or renewing their designation need a fillable application packet to complete and submit. The contact person listed will receive a fillable version of the current year application, along with direct updates regarding the application, resources and webinars. Receiving the fillable version of the application does not obligate the school to apply.
School Intent to Apply.


Global-Ready School Designation Presentation
This presentation provides an overview of the NC State Board of Education's global strategic plan, the Global-Ready Schools Rubric and Application process. Information in the Application and Guidance document is presented along with activities to help applicants in completing the application process. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Global Education.


Global-Ready Districts


Global-Ready District Designation Rubric
(pdf, 349kb)


Global-Ready District Application and Guidance Document
This document contains application forms and guidance Districts that apply for the "Designation" status meet the rubric criteria for "Prepared" or "Model and will be notified in January of their status.

All District applications are due on or before the first Friday in December.


Global-Ready District Application
(pdf, 1.0mb)

Global-Ready District Renewal Application
(pdf, 530kb)

To continue their designation districts that received the designation in 2017 must apply for renewal in the 2020-2021 school year.


Global-Ready District Designation Intent to Apply (Initial or Renewal)
The annual academic cycle for the Global-Ready District Designation Application is as follows: applications available in July and must be submitted by the first Friday in December. Districts/LEAs interested in applying for the designation need a fillable application packet to complete and submit. The contact person listed will receive a fillable version of the current year application, along with direct updates regarding the application, resources and webinars. Receiving the Word version of the application does not obligate the district to apply.
District Intent to Apply.


Global-Ready District presentation
This presentation provides an overview of the NC State Board of Education's global strategic plan, the Global-Ready Schools Rubric and Application process. Information in the Application and Guidance document is presented along with activities to help applicants in completing the application process. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Global Education.


For questions about the designations or application process, please contact: Global Education