CHPS is leading a national movement to improve student performance and the entire educational experience by building the best possible schools. To achieve this goal, we maintain the nation’s most authoritative criteria for sustainable, cost effective schools with high quality learning environments.

The CHPS Criteria (formerly Volume III of the Best Practices Manual) is designed to help school districts in every community across the country reduce operating costs, achieve higher student performance, increase daily attendance, retain quality teachers and staff, be energy and water efficient, and minimize environmental impact.

CHPS Criteria are available for:

The CHPS National Core Criteria is the basis for new adaptations to and updates of the CHPS Criteria.

CHPS licensee versions of the CHPS Criteria are available for: