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:
State Certified Schools of Character
Nationally Certified Schools of
To learn more about how CharacterPlus can help you create a positive school culture and climate, contact us at 314.692.1252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.