Application Process
The Schools of Character program is a school improvement process that offers the opportunity for self-assessment and expert feedback to U.S. schools and districts engaged in character education.

2018 Schools of Character Application 

The application will open early September, but you don’t have to wait until then to get started. Begin to gather artifacts and start writing the implementation narrative for the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education. See 2017 application.

All schools and districts that demonstrate excellence in character education, as measured by’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, will be named State and/or National Schools of Character. 

Learn more about the application process:

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2017 Application Guidelines for Schools and Districts Applying after Receiving the National Designation in 2012 or Before >>