Global - Ready Schools 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 Designation. The Global - Ready designation for schools 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.

Global-Ready Schools Designation Rubric
(pdf, 714kb)

Global-Ready School Application and Guidance Document for Spring 2015
This document contains application forms and guidance for the 2014-2015 application which was completed in May 2015.
(pdf, 1.4mb)

Global-Ready School Designation Intent to Apply
The annual academic cycle for the Global-Ready School Designation Application is as follows: applications available in September and must be submitted by the first Friday in April. Schools interested in applying for the designation need a Word version of the application form to complete and submit. The contact person listed will receive a Word 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 school to apply.

School Intent to Apply for 2015-16 School Year.

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 Helga Fasciano, Special Assistant for Global Education, at .