Recognition for Excellence

Discovery Day Academy has been honored with awards for excellence in education, leadership and community engagement by respected organizations in the field of learning and cognitive development.


P21 Exemplar School

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills identifies, documents, and celebrates successful 21st century learning initiatives. Our program was one of fifteen schools chosen for this honor among schools, communities and thought leaders across the country. To learn more about P21’s member states and business sponsors, please visit www.p21.org.

As an honoree of the P21 Exemplar Award, Discovery Day Academy was recognized for demonstrating our clear understanding of what 21st century educational practices should look like and how they should be implemented. Ours is now among a variety of models other educators can use to replicate best educational practices. Policymakers and P21 State Partners have access to the most effective award-winning ways of encouraging support for educational initiatives.

For a list of P21 Exemplar Schools, visit www.p21.org/exemplar-program-case-studies/list-of-exemplar-schools


The LEGO Foundation Reimagine Learning Challenge Pacesetter Award


The LEGO Reimagine Learning Challenge encourages children and young people to develop creativity, imaginative problem-solving, teamwork, empathy, and inspiration to prepare them for leadership in the 21st century.

Play is one of the brain’s favorite ways of learning. It requires thinking of ways to tackle challenges that can be applied in real world situations. The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka showcase programs that can transform the way the world learns. The Foundation recognizes educational programs that exhibit:

Innovation: The best entries will be those that demonstrate a substantial difference from other initiatives in the field. Award-winning programs are driven by original, groundbreaking ideas.

Social Impact: Winning programs show innovation in play produces universally desired learning outcomes and measurable social impact.

Sustainability: Programs honored by the LEGO Re-imagine Learning Challenge demonstrate their plan for long-term financial stability, especially through strong partnerships and support networks.

To see the list of all the award recipients and learn more about the Lego Re-imagine Learning Challenge, go to www.changemakers.com/play2learn#entries