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2022 Promising Practices Schools of Character

CharacterPlus® Celebrates Missouri Schools Receiving 2022 Promising Practice Recognition


(July 11, 2022) St. Louis, MO… CharacterPlus®, the longest-running character education initiative in the country, is proud to announce Missouri’s 17 schools and one district named 2022 Promising Practice Schools and Districts of Character. Nationally, 146 schools and six school districts received the honor this year.

Each of these Promising Practice programs and initiatives demonstrate significant impact and strongly aligns with one or more of’s 11 Principles that help schools and organizations to intentionally cultivate a culture of character.  These exemplary practices include peer mentoring, service-learning, and character-affirming approaches to conflict resolution.

One of the highlights of our year at CharacterPlus is recognizing the hard work and dedication of these schools. This year Missouri and New Jersey lead the nation in Promising Practice schools as a percentage of each state’s total school population. Missouri schools and school districts include:

Cold Water Elementary
Don Earl Early Childhood Center
Hancock Place Elementary
Hancock Place High School
Hancock Place Middle School
Hiram Neuwoehner High School

Jefferson City Academic Center
Ladue Early Childhood Center
Marthasville Elementary School
Ridge Meadows Elementary
Rockwood Valley Middle School
School District of Washington


Selvidge Middle School
Senn-Thomas Middle School
Taylor Early Childhood

Wilckens STEAM Academy/Hillcrest
Wild Horse Elementary
Woerner Elementary


CharacterPlus, located in St. Louis, is a partnership-based nonprofit organization committed to equipping school stakeholders with the resources they need to provide high quality character education. Through CharacterPlus, schools receive evidence-based development and training in effective character education for school transformation.


The 11 Principles of Character Education and State Schools of Character are trademarks of in Washington, DC. and CharacterPlus have been partners in character education since 1993.

For additional information about this recognition or each school’s journey to State or National School of Character designation, please contact Nicole Diehl, Missouri Schools of Character Coordinator, at, or visit us at

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