Missouri Schools of Character
CHARACTERplus has conducted the Missouri Schools of Character (SSOC) process since 2007, recognizing 74 schools and three districts.
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 45 schools and 5 districts in the country to be 2013 State Schools of Character winners. MO. had the largest number with 15 new schools being recognized. CHARACTERplus is proud to serve all of these schools.
2013 Missouri Schools of Character
Beasley Elementary School, Mehlville School District
Bernard Middle School, Mehlville School District
Bierbaum Elementary, Mehlville School District
Chesterfield Elementary School, Rockwood School District
Christian Ott Elementary, Independence School District
Discovery Ridge Elementary, Wentzville School District
Independence Elementary, Francis Howell School District
Jefferson City Academic Center, Jefferson City School District
La Salle Springs Middle School, Rockwood School District
Marian Middle School-Private
Mehlville High School, Mehlville School District
Oakville Elementary, Mehlville School District
Old Bonhomme Elementary School, Ladue School District
William Chrisman High School, Independence School District
Willow Brook Elementary School, Pattonville School District
These schools will hold the State Schools of Character honor for 3 years. They were formally honored at the CHARACTERplus Character Education Conference on June 18, 2013.
Missouri Schools of Character Honorable Mention:
Emerging Schools of Character:
2013 Illinois Schools of CharacterAlton Middle School-Alton, a 2013 Illinois State School of Character.
2013 National Schools of Character: CHARACTERplus MembersCEP chose 44 schools and one district as winners. We congratulate the following CHARACTERplus schools:
Beasley Elementary School, Mehlville
Bierbaum Elementary School, Mehlville
Chesterfield Elementary, Rockwood
Discovery Ridge Elementary, Wentzville
Hagemann Elementary, Mehlville
Independence Elementary, Francis Howell
Jefferson City Academic Center, Jefferson City
LaSalle Springs Middle School, Rockwood
Mehlville High School, Mehlville
2014 Missouri Schools of Character Process
The application deadline for the 2014 awards is December 2, 2013.
It must be sent electronically by December 3, 2013.