Missouri Schools of Character
CHARACTERplus has conducted the Missouri Schools of Character (SSOC) process since 2007, recognizing 86 schools and five districts. Click here for Missouri State Coordinator contact information.
The St. Louis Rams have generously sponsored this rigorous process since 2009, as an integral part of their commitment to youth, fitness and character development in our region. The process mirrors CEP's national procedure as each application is reviewed by two screeners. Each learning community was assessed on every aspect of the Eleven Principles of Character Education, from shared moral leadership to challenging academics that engage all learners to a truly caring school community. Those receiving a qualifying score receive an on-site evaluation from two site visitors. Schools that meet criteria are then forwarded on to CEP for national consideration.
CEP (Character Education Partnership)chose only 44 schools and 4 districts in the country to be 2014 State schools/districts of Character winners. MO. had the largest number in the country with 14 new schools/districts being recognized. In 2014 MO. was only state in the country to pilot this process for Early Childhood Centers. We are happy to announce Southwest Early Childhood Center is the first Early Childhood Center in the country to receive State Schools of Character honor. All of these schools will hold the State Schools/District of Character honor for 3 years. They will be formally honored at the CHARACTERplus National Conference on June 17, 2014.
2014 Missouri Schools of Character
Antonia Middle School, Fox School District
Hiram Neuwoehner High School, Special School District
Lindbergh School District, Lindbergh School District
Margaret Buerkle Middle School, Mehlville School District
Mehlville School District, Mehlville School District
Mill Creek Upper Elementary, Belton School District
Oak Brook Elementary, Parkway School District
Oakville Middle, Mehlville School District
Pond Elementary, Rockwood School District
Prairie View Elementary, Wentzville School District
Robert Sperreng Middle School, Lindbergh School District
Sorrento Springs Elementary, Parkway School District
Southwest Early Childhood Center, Jefferson City School District
Wohlwend Elementary School, Mehlville School District
Missouri Schools of Character Honorable Mention:
Emerging Schools of Character:
Contact: Suzy Ward at 314.692.1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It must be sent electronically by December 1, 2014.
CEP will open the online process in August.