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TSA Achievement Program, Pathways to Excellence

The TSA Achievement Program, Pathways to Excellence encourages TSA student members to engage in the areas/categories of service leadership, STEM immersion, and personal/professional development. Students participate in activities in these areas and have the opportunity to earn sequentially a bronze, silver, and gold award at the local, state, and national level, respectively.

Completion of one activity in each area/category – for a total of three completed activities per level – is required for bronze, silver, and gold award eligibility.

Members submit documentation of their activities for each level via the TSA Student Member Site.

Chapter advisors are responsible for verifying the successful completion of a member’s activities for each level.

Bronze awards are typically presented at the chapter or district level during special award assemblies, regional conferences, TSA banquets, etc. Recognition of silver award recipients is managed at the state level, usually at state conferences. Gold award recipients are recognized at the national TSA conference. 

Bronze and silver award pins are available for purchase through the TSA Store at https://tsastore.mybrightsites.com, as follows:

Bronze: Chapters advisors must use a code – found under the Total TSA tab in the TSA chapter advisor site – to purchase Bronze award pins for eligible members. (Recipient responsibility for pin fees, if required, is determined at the local level.) 
Silver: State advisors must use a code – found under the Total TSA tab in the TSA state advisor site – to purchase Silver award pins for eligible members. (Recipient responsibility for pin fees, if required, is determined at the state level.) 

Recognition pins for the Gold level award have no fees; pins will be distributed at the annual national TSA conference.

Achievement program activities and verifications are subject to audit by the state TSA advisor and/or national TSA.

A student who has achieved a gold level award in a given year may choose to participate in the program again in another year(s), starting with the bronze level. Activities submitted in any subsequent year may not duplicate those for which a prior bronze, silver, or gold award was earned. 

For affiliated TSA chapter advisors or student members who seek more detailed information about the TSA Achievement Program, Pathways to Excellence, please visit the TSA Chapter Advisor Site or the TSA Student Member Site.