Districts across the country have many responsibilities, from ensuring students' safety to making sure that they are prepared to thrive and learn in the 21st century. An essential component of this is teaching students how to behave safely, participate responsibly, and think critically in our digital world. For districts receiving E-rate discounts, digital citizenship is more than a nice-to-have; it's required. And it's especially important for districts with schools that are 1-to-1; teaching digital citizenship will help students harness the full power of technology for learning.

To reach Common Sense District status, at least 50 percent of schools must have met the Common Sense School criteria, and the district must have a plan to reach the remaining percentage of schools over the next two years.

To take a look at the list of amazing districts who earned recognition as Common Sense Districts in 2016-2017, click here. This is an annual certification. Districts must apply each year to recognize the work completed during the current school year. Please note: Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now closed. 

Learn more about our new Recognition Program for the 2017-2018 school year here