Schools

The Handshake America Program requires virtually no effort or cost from the participating schools.  However, because we look for the somewhat subjective traits of grit and coachability, the schools can play a helpful role in helping identify students and encouraging them to submit applications.  The school's teachers, coaches, and counselors generally know who the coachable Juniors with grit are.  Because this is a development Program - not just a scholarship - the students selected will be grateful to the person who identified them.

There will be a one-hour meeting at the high school between the Handshake Coach and the selected student near the beginning of the calendar year.  The two will arrange a convenient time for the student to give a brief tour of the school and get to know each other a little better.  For that reason, and to ensure the school is aware of the Handshake America Program, we simply ask the school representatives to complete a simple one-page registration form.


Register Your School with Handshake America

now accepting registrations for 2020

Prior to registering your school please read:

Program Information

School registrations due by October 25th.

Student applications due by November 15th.


Participating Atlanta Schools

Blessed Trinity Catholic
Campbell
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate
Lakeside
Pope
Roswell
Wesleyan
Westlake
Wheeler


Participating Columbus Schools

Africentric
Beechcroft
Bexley
Big Walnut
Bishop Ready
Brookhaven
Canal Winchester
Centennial
Central Crossing
Columbus Alternative
Columbus Downtown
DeSales
Dublin Coffman
Dublin Jerome
Dublin Scioto
East

Eastmoor Academy
Fairbanks
Fort Hayes A.A.
Franklin Heights
Gahanna
Grove City
Groveport Madison
Hilliard Bradley
Hilliard Darby
Independence
Johnstown Monroe
Linden-McKinley
Marion Franklin
Mifflin
New Albany
North International

Northland
Pickerington Central
Pickerington North
Reynoldsburg
St. Charles Preparatory
Thomas Worthington
Upper Arlington
Walnut Ridge
Watkins Memorial
West
Westerville Central
Westerville North
Westerville South
Whetstone
Whitehall
Worthington Kilbourne