Renaissance High School student, and Rocky Mountain High School baseball player, Gabriel Hughes won a $10,000 grant for the Caldwell YMCA during the summer of 2018. He used his platform as Gatorade Idaho Baseball Player of the Year to write the grant through Gatorade's Play It Forward program.
Sue Darden of Galileo STEM Academy and Lynnea Shafter of Barbara Morgan STEM Academy received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They celebrated with fellow recipients in Washington, D. C. in the summer of 2018.
Heather Davis of Renaissance High School was selected for the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award in September 2018. Students nominate their teachers who influence them, challenge them, or help them along the path toward intellectual growth.
Seven Oaks Elementary School was named a 2018-2020 National PTA Schools of Excellence recipient. The designation recognizes the school's commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school-community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
Crossroads Middle School was named a national finalist for the 2018 Spring Kindness Challenge hosted by Middle School Kindness Challenge. Only 10 schools of 500 participating were named finalists.
Mountain View High School named to the ESPN Honor Roll for 2018 - a list of the top 30 schools from across the country - as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion Program.