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DivCHED Region Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching

In 2006, The Division of Chemical Education established an endowment to underwrite an Awards Program designed to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the ten Regions of the American Chemical Society.

Nominees must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a high school (grades 9-12) on at least a half-time basis.

The Region Award consists of a $1,000.00 cash award and an engraved plaque. Travel expenses to the meeting at which the Award will be presented will be reimbursed. Award Guidelines, which include the required nomination forms, a Suggested Timeline, and endowment details are available below.

The 2022 CHED HS Award guidelines packet includes:

  • Information and Guidelines about Publicity;
  • Program Details and Commitments by and Responsibilities of Region Board, Awards Committee, Local Sections, DivCHED Representatives, Nominators and Nominees;
  • Suggested Award Timeline;
  • Nomination Forms;
  • Suggested Scoring Rubric

Specific deadlines for Nominations are set by Regional Meeting Organizing Committees and are posted on the Regional Meeting homepages that can be viewed on the ACS Regional Meeting Calendar website

A suggested Nomination Process Timeline to be followed by all Regions (Revised and approved February 2015)

What When
Preliminary announcement of Regional Awards

Twelve months prior to Regional Meeting

Announcement of details of nomination process Eight months prior to Regional Meeting
Deadline for nominations for Region Award Two months prior to Regional Meeting
Selection and announcement of Regional Awardee One month prior to Regional Meeting
Presentation of Region Award Regional Meeting or Local Section-sponsored Event