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Nominating Students

Point Your Students Toward Their Future

The value and positive impact to a student (and their parents) of being nominated to attend an Envision program cannot be overstated. The vote of confidence for dedication builds confidence and inspires students to keep working, and to keep reaching higher in order to fulfill their potential. 

Criteria

Our programs are filled with students who represent a variety of backgrounds and possess a broad range of strengths, interests, and goals. All of our students contribute in their own unique ways to the depth and breadth of the experience.

We encourage you to nominate your high-aspiring students who:

  • Show special academic promise, aspirations, and leadership potential
  • Can meet the challenges of the program’s rigorous curriculum
  • Will be mature and confident contributors to group and program activities

We have programs for students in grades 3–5, middle school, and high school.


Experiential Curriculum

All Envision programs are built around proprietary curricula that guarantee a hands-on, in-depth learning experience.

The curriculum is designed to empower students to get actively involved in their field of study, and aligns with C3 and Common Core standards. Students are challenged to think analytically and develop personal and professional relationships with other students, and they receive real world experience and skill building in areas such as:

  • Analysis and synthesis of information
  • Communication and team building
  • Networking and consensus building
  • Constructing and defending platforms and ideas
  • Crisis management and conflict resolution
  • Public speaking and debate


Approvals & Accreditations

National Association of Secondary School Principals

All Envision middle school and high school programs have been reviewed and approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) on a yearly basis for more than 10 years.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Envision has earned accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Due to the quality of our staff training processes and systems, IACET has awarded Envision the prestigious status of being an IACET Accredited Provider.  This accreditation demonstrates Envision’s quality in these key areas:

  • Student Safety and Security: A safe and secure learning environment for every student ensured by a high quality, well-prepared staff
  • “Living Curriculum” of Near Age Mentors: Extremely talented, world-class mentors that can empower every student
  • Academics: Properly trained program faculty and staff equipped to provide a rigorous and exciting academic learning environment of the highest quality for every student

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement

Envision programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).


Student Safety

The safety of students who attend our programs and the security of their personal information has always been, and always will be, our highest priority. Envision has succeeded as the leader in experiential learning programs for more than 30 years by maintaining the strictest, most comprehensive safety procedures and privacy policy possible.

Students are directed and supervised by a full-time staff of professional educators, faculty advisors and operations personnel. 

FAQs

  • Who is eligible to nominate students for a program?
    Any teacher, educator, or mentor who is interested in giving students an experiential learning opportunity outside the classroom is eligible to nominate.
  • How do I nominate students?
    Visit our nomination page to submit the names of your high-aspiring students who you believe would get the most out of this life-changing opportunity. You will need to provide each students’ name and a mailing address. We will send a formal enrollment invitation to your nominees and their parents.
  • I received a nomination package in the mail. How did you get my name?
    We are always on the lookout for quality educators to join our nominating team. At our programs, students have an opportunity to identify educators who have been a special inspiration to them and who they think would be interested in nominating students. We also ask educators who have previously nominated to recommend colleagues who would like to learn more about our programs.
  • If I nominate, how can I be sure my students' information is safe?
    Your nominees’ information is stored securely and is never shared. For more than 30 years, we have recognized students across the nation, and we maintain a strict, comprehensive privacy policy.

Program Curriculum

  • How do I know the program curriculum is high quality?
    The curriculum for Envision programs is designed by professionally trained educators. Envision programs are also designed to align with leading national standards for success, including: Common Core State Standards from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), state standards from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), Next Generation Science Standards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Framework for Learning in the 21st Century from P21’s MILE guide (Milestones for Improving Learning & Education).
  • Can I come to a program?
    Programs are currently not available for educator observation.
  • What is FUEL? Why was I asked to fill this out?
    Some programs require students to fill out a pre-program Feedback for Understanding Emerging Leaders (FUEL) assessment, which requires them to ask trusted teachers and mentors to fill out a leadership assessment. This assessment helps students to understand their strengths and opportunities for growth.
  • How can I learn more about a specific program?
    Please visit the program specific pages to learn more about program goals, activities and curriculum.

Organization & Affiliations

  • Who is Envision?

    Envision is a leading experiential education organization dedicated to enabling students of all ages to explore their interests and gain critical learning experiences beyond the classroom. Envision offers programs to help students develop the leadership, scholarship, and career skills needed to succeed in the competitive 21st century. See About Envision for more detailed information about our history of successful educational programs, our leadership, and our partners.

    All Envision programs are designed to align with Common Core State Standards and other national standards for education.

  • How is Envision funded?

    Envision is a tuition-based, self-supporting organization, with many students securing financial support from local business, civic, community and leadership organizations. Scholarship funds are also available for qualified nominees.

  • Is Envision affiliated with a political party or the U.S. government?

    No. Envision is a nonpartisan educational organization.

Tuition

  • How is tuition funded?
    Students are responsible for the cost of the program. Many students secure financial support from local business, civic, community, and leadership organizations. Scholarship funds are also available for qualified nominees.
  • What is included in program tuition?

    While there are variations from program to program, tuition generally includes lodging, most meals, curriculum materials, and professional instruction and supervision. Costs not covered by tuition are transportation to and from the program location and any personal spending money used for souvenirs, snacks, and other incidentals. Students are responsible for arranging and financing their own travel. Once enrolled, students may contact our Office of Admissions to learn if other students from their area will be attending as well.

    Please visit the page for a specific program for more information.

  • Is there scholarship funding available?
    Yes. We are proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to eligible students, opening the door to young leaders from a variety of backgrounds. You should also know that many students fundraise to pay for most or all of their tuition costs. See the scholarships and fundraising page for more information.

Safety And Supervision

  • How will students be supervised?

    Student safety and well-being during the conference is our highest priority. Programs take place in a safe, controlled environment. Students are closely supervised by a professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel, and program managers.

    Envision safety measures include:

    • Greeting students at the airports and providing transportation to the conference site
    • Providing transportation from the conference site to the airport
    • Maintaining student-to-staff ratios of no more than 17-to-1 and lower for many programs
    • Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms
    • Employing night monitors to support students who may become ill or have an emergency during the night
    • Equipping all staff members with mobile communication devices