We are looking for shining examples of 21st Century School Systems. 

The Luminaries by Battelle for Kids recognizes, celebrates, and highlights school systems bringing 21st century learning to life for their students.


We’re living in an unprecedented age of agility, innovation, and acceleration. School systems are the driving force for creating learning experiences that make it possible for students to stay apace with this dynamic world.

Becoming a 21st century school system is an ongoing journey and will not look the same for every system. The Luminaries will highlight school systems from across the country and share the different approaches each system is taking to provide learning experiences that prepares all students for success in college, in careers, and in life.  

The Luminaries application asks you to share your school system’s progress on the six key components of a 21st century system: Visionary Leadership; Caring, Responsive Culture; Empowered Workforce; 21st Century Learning Design; Thriving Ecosystem; and Measurable Impact and Stewardship.  

Please visit the FAQ for a brief definition of each of these components, or review the Application Preview or Who Should Apply for more detailed information. 

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020