Even in preschool and kindergarten, students receive rewards for every progress they make. And when the last day of school comes, they receive award certificates as a commemoration of their participation. So, if you want to make your students know that their hard work paid off, then you should give them school certificates worth to cherishing. And what easier way to do that than by using our free samples and templates below? Just choose, download, and you’ll be able to have a school certificate that you can edit and customize.

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FREE 15+ School Certificate Samples & Templates

1. School Certificate Template

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2. School Compliance Certificate Template

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3. School Kids Diploma Certificate Template

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4. Sunday School Student Certificate Template

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5. School Certificate of Merit Template

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6. Sunday School Award Certificate

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7. School Award Certificate Template

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8. Sunday School Achievement Certificate

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9. Free Preschool Graduation Certificate

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10. Free School Attendance Certificate Template

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11. Free High School Diploma Certificate

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12. Sunday School Program Certificate

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13. Sunday School Transfer Certificate

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14. Preschool Diploma Certificate Template

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15. Sample Preschool Graduation Certificate

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16. Sample Certificate of School Enrollment

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What Is a School Certificate?

A school certificate is a piece of document that serves as proof of completion. Most school certificates have bearings to the next school year that the student will take, as well as to his career path of the holder. Nonetheless, the one who gave the certificate should be an authorized individual, and it should have the logo and branding of the school.

How to Create a School Certificate

There are various advantages in using reward systems to motivate students, according to BookWidgets.com. One of the top advantages includes being able to encourage students to conform to appropriate behavior. But, just like any other rewards, you should make it worthwhile and memorable. And that’s why you need to keep the following tips in mind as you begin creating your school certificate:

1. Know Your Purpose

There are different types of school certificates. Some certificates are for graduation ceremonies, and others are for awarding talents and skills, while some are for recognizing progress. That’s why you should know what your purpose of making a certificate is. With the purpose in mind, you’ll be able to choose a theme and the right words to use.

2. Use High-Quality Logos and Images

Creative backgrounds, swirls, ribbons, and Greek-inspired borders are common designs that you’re going to find in a certificate. But, when you do incorporate graphical designs, make sure that it’s of high-quality, so as not to have a cheap-looking and pixelated output. Also, you should consider the properties and settings of your printer to make sure that your printable certificate will be printed with an excellent resolution.

3. Vary the Fonts

Traditionally, certificates have Gothic and Old English style fonts. But, due to the evolution and trends of technology, new fonts have been born. Although it’s tempting to use many fonts in a certificate form, it is not advisable to use more than three font styles or typefaces. Just vary the sizes and typographical emphasis of your chosen three fonts, and then you’re good to go.

4. Coordinate and Organize

There are necessary parts of a certificate that’s present in every certificate type and variation. First is the main headline of the certificate which is also the title, second is the presentation line, third is the name of the recipient and the giver, while the last parts have the award description, date, and signatures. Also, make sure that the borders and other graphic elements of the certificate coordinate with one another. For example, when you want to make a tutor certificate with blue and white themes, then you must use shades of blue on the graphic and design elements. And for the rest of the texts, dark colors, such as navy blue and black are the most preferred ones to use.

5. Review and Check Spelling and Grammar

One of the worst parts that could happen when you make a certificate is printing one that has an erroneous spelling on the recipient’s name. Keep in mind that a certificate is for commemorating and acknowledging the achievement of the recipient. So, you should make sure that the name of the recipient and every word or statement in the certificate is correct.

FAQs

What is the best file format for school certificates?

There are different types of file formats for certificates, and they vary on the type of editing software application program that you are going to use. However, no particular file format will be termed the best because it will solely depend on your expertise and skills in designing and on the program you’re familiar with. So, just decide what program to use, and then you will have the file format based on it, be it in PDF, AI, or DOC.

Do I need to put a seal on the school certificate?

It depends on the school’s preference or the one you’re making the certificate for. But, having a seal will make the certificate look verified and authorized by the school. You can also choose from a variety of seals, including a dry seal or simply using a stamp that indicates the school’s name and logo.

Is a diploma a school certificate?

Yes, a diploma is a type of school certificate, but it takes longer for the student to get it since he must pass particular courses and programs to acquire the diploma. Also, diplomas hold a higher value than certificates.

School certificates help encourage and acknowledge students or any recipient. So, make one that’s beyond just creative, but also has words that show the appreciation of the school to the student. Start making your school certificates with our sample forms and templates now!

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