SCHOOLS OF CHARACTER

STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL RECOGNITION OF A SCHOOL AND/OR DISTRICT FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Using the 11 Principles of Character Education as a guideline, school leaders submit a
self-assessment, along with a portfolio of work, that demonstrates how their character education program had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.

SCHOOLS OF CHARACTER TYPICALLY EXPERIENCE:

  • Increased test scores

  • Decline in disciplinary incidents and bullying

  • Higher attendance and graduation rates

  • Strong community and stakeholder engagement

As the Missouri affiliate for the Character.org Schools of Character certification, CharacterPlus guides school leaders through the application and manages the evaluation process, which includes a site visit and a detailed, in-depth feedback report. A recognition ceremony is hosted annually for all recipients to celebrate this achievement and acknowledge the investment of time and effort to receive this prestigious designation.

The School of Character Certification evaluates activity around implementation of the 11 Principles. This includes demonstrating competence in the following:

  • Embedding comprehensive, intentional and proactive strategies that promote core ethical and performance values

  • Fostering self-motivation and providing opportunities for moral action

  • Offering meaningful and challenging academics for all learners

  • Fostering shared leadership among staff and building long-range support of character education

  • Engaging families and community members as partners

  • Assessing culture, climate and manifestation of good character

CharacterPlus Members include:

73

State Certified Schools of Character

84

Nationally Certified Schools of

Character

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To learn more about how CharacterPlus and the Schools of Character process can help you create a positive school culture and climate, contact us at 314.692.1252 or ndiehl@characterplus.org.

CharacterPlus® is a 501c(3) organization

1460 Craig Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63146

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phone 314.692.1252

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