Overview of the process
National Schools of Character are schools, early childhood through high school, that have demonstrated through a rigorous evaluation process that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. These schools become part of a network of Schools of Character that serve as models and mentors to other educators and hold their designation for 5 years.
Being named a National School of Character has been the most outstanding award for our students, staff, and community to receive. Character education has changed the climate in our building, increased our academic scores, and is helping shape the future of our students. –Jackie Waller, principal, George Guffey E.S.
Learn more about how our National Schools of Character did it! Visit their individual web pages. Click on the name of any school to read about their programs and see data, photos, and testimonials.