For the 2022-2023 school year, the Capturing Kid’s Hearts National Showcase Schools Award was granted to 468 school campuses across the United States. Because of the rigor of our evaluation process, the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award is both a high aspiration and an exemplary recognition of excellence. Capturing Kids’ Hearts is proud to recognize the outstanding educators who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of our children here at Drake Middle School! Drake is the FIRST school in Alabama to receive this prestigious recognition.
The Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award recognizes and celebrates schools producing exemplary outcomes using the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Process. Award winners demonstrate a high level of performance and a positive culture and climate for learning. Through experiential training, expert coaching, a character-based curriculum for students, and personalized support, Capturing Kids' Hearts equips professionals in K-12 education to implement a transformational process focused on fostering student connectedness and growing a relationship-driven culture. The Capturing Kids’ Hearts Process equips educators with the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Campuses implementing the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Process consistently report improvements in academic, behavioral, and cultural outcomes.