2017-18 QSiEN Awards Forms & Information

School Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for the 2017-18 Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood (QSiEN) Awards are now being accepted. The QSiEN awards are directly related to the district’s vision of offering quality schools in every San Diego neighborhood, and represent Goals 1 through 5 of the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP):

  • LCAP Goal 1 - Closing the Achievement Gap with High Expectations for All
  • LCAP Goal 2 - Access to Broad and Challenging Curriculum
  • LCAP Goal 3 - Quality Leadership, Teaching and Learning
  • LCAP Goal 4 - Positive School Environment, Climate and Culture
  • LCAP Goal 5 - Family and Community Engagement 
San Diego Unified values the unique individual characteristics of each of our schools and believes that all schools can offer our students the best possible education right in their own community. If your school is demonstrating excellence in implementing one or more of the above goals, you may wish to nominate your school for a QSiEN award.

All nominations are due by February 28!


During site visits in March and April, QSiEN nominees will have the opportunity to show how they are implementing strategies that lead to improving our neighborhood schools, and how these strategies can be replicated by other schools. Award recipients will be announced later this year, and selected nominees will be invited to make brief presentations at the June 7, 2018 LCAP Board Workshop.

Watch the video below to see some of the QSiEN presentations from 2016-17.