Become a Common Sense District

What is a Common Sense District?

Earning recognition as a Common Sense District shows your community that your district is committed to providing safe and innovative spaces for students to thrive as they harness the full potential of technology for learning and life.

Why become a Common Sense District?

  • Districtwide implementation supports a healthy district culture where your whole community is invested in helping kids thrive as digital learners and citizens.
  • Keep valuable federal support (i.e., E-rate funding).
  • Develop your roadmap to school and districtwide digital citizenship implementation.
  • Earn a district badge that publicly affirms your commitment to digital learning and citizenship.

How do we earn recognition as a Common Sense District?

Reaching Common Sense District status takes a dedicated group of leaders. Before applying for recognition as a Common Sense District 75 percent of schools in your district must have a current Common Sense School badge, earning recognition during the previous or current school year.

Please see the Common Sense School landing page for details on school criteria but if you're looking for more support, our Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide has everything you need to jump-start (or elevate) your digital citizenship practice. The guide includes a Common Sense School checklist, implementation models, an introduction to digital citizenship slides for staff, and more! Click here to view the full guide.

Ready to apply?

Reminder: at least 75% of schools in your district must have already earned Common Sense School Recognition before submitting the Common Sense District application. 

Apply here


Please read through our FAQ in the Help Center. If you have further questions, please post in the Common Sense Education Community or email [email protected] and enter Recognition in the subject line.