Announcing the 2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools

Twelve schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY Signature Schools for 2014 and have been awarded cash grants totaling $58,500. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes the top U.S. public high schools that make an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

Each of the 12 GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top three schools are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is named the National GRAMMY Signature School and will receive $6,000. The two remaining Gold schools will each receive $5,000 and the two remaining GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients will each receive a grant of $2,000 to benefit their music programs. Seven schools will receive the Enterprise Award grant, which recognizes the efforts made by schools that are economically underserved. Each of the Enterprise Award schools will receive a grant in the amount of $5,500. The GRAMMY Signature Schools program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools:

 

2014 National GRAMMY Signature School ($6,000)

Diamond Bar High School — Diamond Bar, Calif.

 

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,000 each)

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts — Las Vegas

Mira Costa High School — Manhattan Beach, Calif.

                                                                       

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,000 each)

Cherry Creek High School — Greenwood Village, Colo.

Northwood High School — Irvine, Calif.

 

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,500 each)

Ashland High School — Ashland, Wis.

Bend High School — Bend, Ore.

Mount Vernon High School — Alexandria, Va.

Northland Preparatory Academy — Flagstaff, Ariz.

Savannah Arts Academy — Savannah, Ga.

West Valley High School — Fairbanks, Alaska

Winnetonka High School — Kansas City, Mo.

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