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Apple Award Program

The Apple Award Construction Achievement Grants are made possible through funding provided by the Legislature. The award began in 2004 and has been funded every year except 2007-08. The Legislature created the Apple Award to honor and reward students in Washington’s elementary schools who have shown significant improvement in their school’s results on the Washington state assessment. Schools are identified by OSPI based on a number of criteria, including academic improvement on state assessments, school size and geographic location.

The identified schools are given a $25,000 grant to be used for capital construction purposes that have been selected by students in the school and approved by the district’s school directors.

2010 Apple Award Recipients

  • McKinley Elementary School – Yakima School District
  • Olympic View Elementary School – Oak Harbor School District
  • Orchard Center Elementary School – West Valley School District (Spokane)
  • Sumas Elementary School – Nooksak Valley School District
  • Yale Elementary School – Woodland School District

2009 Apple Award Recipients
View photos of the winners on Flickr/waOSPI

  • Conway Elementary School - Conway School District
  • Gatewood Elementary School - Seattle School District
  • Otis Orchards Elementary School - East Valley School District
  • PC Jantz Elementary School - Odessa School District
  • Sunset Elementary School - Cheney School District

For more information about the Apple Award Program, contact:

Scott Black,
(360) 725-6268


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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