Join the Network

Thank you for your interest in the No Excuses University. Since the creation of the NEU Network in the spring of 2006, we have had the tremendous opportunity to help change the lives of thousands of students across this nation. It is our hope that your application to join our network will be a successful one and thus continue to add to this revolution. There are no application fees associated with this process. Schools who are accepted are expected to pay for an annual subscription to our exclusive NEU Connect Website. That cost is currently $129 per school. In addition, the principal and at least one other staff member are required to attend the NEU National Convention at least once every other year.

While this process is a simple one to complete, please know that the committee that oversees all applications takes their responsibility very seriously. Maintaining the integrity of the NEU model is paramount to each of us. Because of this, not all schools that apply are accepted. In fact, not all schools that are accepted are asked to remain in the NEU Network. Even though the NEU endeavor was created to work on every type of campus, only the boldest and most passionate schools are accepted into the NEU Network of Schools.

Online NEU Network Application

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  • In order to apply for the NEU Network, the principal, a support staff member (counselor, AP, resource teacher, etc.) and representative from each grade level for elementary schools, or each department for secondary schools, must attend an institute. Applications submitted without this requirement fulfilled, will not be reviewed by our committee.
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  • Addressed to the NEU Committee answering the question: How does your school add value to the NEU Network of Schools?
  • Review an example of an exceptional Endorsement.
  • Review the Video Guidelines
    Before you submit your online application, please carefully review and understand the following items listed above.
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