2015 National and International Promising Practices in Character Education

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NamePractice NameCityState or Country
ALABAMA
Bear Exploration CenterClothespin ProjectMontgomeryAlabama
Cordova ElementaryCareers with CharacterCordovaAlabama
Vaughn Road Elementary SchoolPromoting Service Learning Through GardeningMontgomeryAlabama
ARIZONA
Imagine Bell CanyonCuriosity WallPhoenixArizona
Imagine Bell CanyonThe Responsibility ProjectPhoenixArizona
Imagine CamelbackFamily Character Poster ContestPhoenixArizona
Imagine Desert WestPeace DaysPhoenixArizona
Imagine Desert West Elementary SchoolHealthy Eating and Lifestyle Promotion: "Healthy Bodies make Healthy Minds"PhoenixArizona
Imagine East MesaThe Giving GangMesaArizona
Imagine Schools West GilbertCommunity partners foster performance character at Imagine West GilbertGilbertArizona
CALIFORNIA
Imperial Valley Imagine SchoolThe Upstanders Club-A student directed approach to tackling bullying at our schoolEl CentroCalifornia
COLORADO
Imagine Charter School at FirestoneCore Virtues in ActionFirestoneColorado
Johnson Elementary SchoolPlayground ChampionsMontroseColorado
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Imagine Hope LamondTracking Our Way To SuccessWashingtonDistrict Of Columbia
Imagine Hope Tolson PCSCharacter in ActionWashingtonDistrict Of Columbia
FLORIDA
Apollo Beach Elementary SchoolReigniting our Character SpiritApollo BeachFlorida
Imagine Kissimmee CharterImagine Kissimmee Charter Academy Goes GreenKissimmeeFlorida
Imagine Kissimmee Charter AcademyStudent Success SessionsKissimmeeFlorida
GEORGIA
REEL IntegrityStrategic Partnership with the Boys & Girls club of Metro AtlantaAtlantaGeorgia
Imagine School at North Port: Elementary CampusiSERVE: Imagine Students Explore Resources through Valuable ExperiencesNorth PortFlorida
Imagine School at Town Center"Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life"Palm CoastFlorida
Imagine School Town CenterRe-introducing SensitivityPalm CoastFlorida
Imagine Schools at Evening RoseImagine Gives BackTallahasseeFlorida
Imagine Schools at South LakeStudent-Led Service Learning ProjectsClermontFlorida
Imagine Schools at West MelbourneStudent Responsibility Drives SUCCESSWest MelbourneFlorida
Imagine Schools Chancellor CampusAdopt-a-Grandparent ProgramBoynton BeachFlorida
Imagine South VeroTrue SparksVero BeachFlorida
The Elegant Way FoundationEWF KAMPPalm BeachFlorida
Tropical ElementaryGreen Eggs and Ham DayMerritt IslandFlorida
HAWAII
Kuleana Education of Kona, HawaiiGood Deed TreeKailua KonaHawaii
ILLINOIS
Union Elementary SchoolAfter School Reflection MeetingBellevilleIllinois
KANSAS
Cheney USD 268Cardinal P.R.I.D.E. USD 268 Core ValuesCheneyKansas
Cimarron Elementary SchoolStudent-Led Lunch ClubsCimarronKansas
Complete High School MaizeSomebody's SomeoneMaizeKansas
Hoisington High SchoolHoisington High students plan patriotic events including host to a Medal of Honor recipientHoisingtonKansas
Hoisington High SchoolHoisington FCCLA members bring awareness of relationship violence to Hoisington middle and high school studentsHoisintonKansas
Valley Center Intermediate SchoolBe The Change: Make a Difference Beyond YouValley CenterKansas
Winfield Middle SchoolRemediation Academics Dialogue Enrichment (RADE)WinfieldKansas
LOUISIANA
Metairie Park Country Day SchoolS.W.A.T.S.MetairieLouisiana
MARYLAND
Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter SchoolCharacter Report CardMorningsideMaryland
Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter SchoolSOARing Into School ConferenceMorningsideMaryland
Imagine Lincoln Public Charter SchoolJ.I.F. It UpTemple HillsMaryland
Let's Play AmericaThe organization (Let's Play America) creates a caring community.Takoma ParkMaryland
Nantucket ElementaryHope TalksCroftonMaryland
MASSACHUSETTS
Sherwood Middle SchoolSherwood Middle School Core Values ELA Writing ChallengeShrewsburyMassachusetts
Sherwood Middle SchoolSherwood Middle School His/Herstory DayShrewsburyMassachusetts
MICHIGAN
Ernest W. Seaholm High SchoolSeaholm Offers SupportBirmighamMichigan
Madison-Carver AcademyMCA Character Education Parent PortalDetroitMichigan
MINNESOTA
Lakes International Language AcademyGrowing Community: LILA's Thumb-Tree PaintingForest LakeMinnesota
Loyola Catholic SchoolGirl's Club at Loyola Catholic SchoolMankatoMinnesota
MISSOURI
Affton Early Childhood CenterThe Humane Society of Missouri Service Learning ProjectAfftonMissouri
Affton School DistrictCaps Off for Recycling!!St. LouisMissouri
Alma Schrader Elementary SchoolTeam Up for LearningCape GirardeauMissouri
Antonia Middle SchoolAntonia Monsters are SupportiveBarnhartMissouri
Antonia Middle SchoolStampeding into the FutureBarnhartMissouri
Ballwin Elementary SchoolFriendship BoxBallwinMissouri
Ballwin Elementary SchoolParties for a CauseBallwinMissouri
Bayless Junior High SchoolSympathy in YouthSt. LouisMissouri
Beasley Elementary SchoolHunger Stops HereSt. LouisMissouri
Bernard Middle SchoolCoffee CartSt. LouisMissouri
Bernard Middle ShoolCharacter Conversations with KidsSt. Louis CountyMissouri
Blades Elementary SchoolBlades Character Club Serves St. LouisSt. LouisMissouri
Bowles Elementary SchoolFabulous Fish FridaysFentonMissouri
Central Middle SchoolThe annual Donuts with Distinguished Men Youth SummitSt. LouisMissouri
ChesterfieldEvery Leader MattersChesterfieldMissouri
ChesterfieldThe Earth NurturersChesterfieldMissouri
Claude Brown Elementary SchoolKool-Aid with the CounselorTroyMissouri
Clayton Early Childhood CenterKindness KapesClaytonMissouri
Clayton Early Childhood CenterPharmacy Get Well CardsClaytonMissouri
Don Earl Early Childhood CenterHomeless Youth InitiativeArnoldMissouri
Early Childhood Education CenterBuilding a school familySt. LouisMissouri
Eureka Elementary SchoolPAWS (Promoting Action through Wildcat Service)EurekaMissouri
Fairway Elementary SchoolFairway Soup-er BowlWildwoodMissouri
Forder Elementary SchoolBreakfast, Books, & Building Community at Forder ElementarySt. LouisMissouri
Fox Middle School School"Grand Person Lunch"ArnoldMissouri
George Guffey ElementaryPositive PiratesFentonMissouri
George Guffey Elementary SchoolTogether is BetterFentonMissouri
George Washington Carver ElementaryCarvervilleNeoshoMissouri
Glasgow Elementary SchoolCheetah SpotsSt. LouisMissouri
Hillcrest Elementary SchoolManner NightBeltonMissouri
Jefferson City Academic CenterCommunity ConnectionsJefferson CityMissouri
Jefferson City Academic CenterSOARing to New HeightsJefferson CityMissouri
John Cary Early Childhood CenterCalm BagSt. LouisMissouri
Kehrs Mill ElementaryGrocery Bag Community OutreachChesterfieldMissouri
Kellison ElementaryFriends of Fenton Field DayFentonMissouri
Kennard CJAThat's His Band-AidSt. LouisMissouri
Kennard CJAWho's your hero?St. LouisMissouri
Koch ElementaryKoch Care TeamSt. LouisMissouri
Lafayette High SchoolLafayette High School Service DayWildwoodMissouri
Lemasters ElementaryThe Boys ClubSt. LouisMissouri
Lindbergh High SchoolLHS AmbassadorsSt. LouisMissouri
Lindbergh High SchoolProject HEART (Helping Encourage Acceptance Respect and Teamwork)St. LouisMissouri
Lindbergh SchoolsLindbergh Community Serving together: Feed the KnowledgeSt. LouisMissouri
Margaret Buerkle Middle SchoolBuerkle Shows OffSt. LouisMissouri
McKelvey ElementaryWhole Child Early Risk IdentificationMaryland HeightsMissouri
Mehlville High SchoolRoald Dahl's Poison, Racism, and Bullying Socratic SeminarSt. LouisMissouri
Mehlville School DistrictCharacter Cat Coloring BookSt. LouisMissouri
Meramec Heights Elementary SchoolThank You First RespondersArnoldMissouri
Moline ElementaryPeace is Unity!St. LouisMissouri
Northwest High SchoolHand-Crafted Honoring of VeteransCedar HillMissouri
Northwest High SchoolSanta's WorskhopCedar HillMissouri
Oakville Elementary SchoolO.E.S. Goes!St. LouisMissouri
Oakville High SchoolCaptains' ClubSt. LouisMissouri
Point ElementaryCharacter QuadrathonSt. LouisMissouri
Point ElementaryCruisin' Through Point with CharacterSt. LouisMissouri
Ridge Meadows ElementaryInternational Photo StoriesEllisvilleMissouri
Riverview Gardens High SchoolStudent Tutoring And Mentoring Program (S.T.A.M.P.)St. LouisMissouri
Rogers Elementary SchoolBirthday Bags for Children in NeedSt. LouisMissouri
Sappington ElementaryBucket of WishesSt. LouisMissouri
Selvidge Middle SchoolHoliday GivingBallwinMissouri
Southwest Early Childhood CenterUnited Community for a United Cause: Character Education Right From the StartJefferson CityMissouri
Southwest Early Childhood CenterYour Daily Focus: Character EducationJefferson CityMissouri
Southwest Middle SchoolHuman Rights Project and ShowcaseMOMissouri
Robert H. Sperreng Middle SchoolCharacter Comic ConSt. LouisMissouri
Telegraph IntermediateLunches With TeachersFestusMissouri
Truman Kindergarten CenterSmall Knights, BIG HeartsFarmingtonMissouri
Uthoff Valley ElementaryF4: Fostering Future Falcon FriendshipsFentonMissouri
Uthoff Valley ElementaryShoes to Water (Oh Well)FentonMissouri
Washington Middle School, MehlvilleAPA Letter Writing CampaignSt. LouisMissouri
West Elementary SchoolA Day in the Life of KindergartenJefferson CityMissouri
Witzel Alternative ProgramsCourage CountsSt. LouisMissouri
Woerner ElementaryBooks and Badges with SLMPDSt. LouisMissouri
Woerner ElementaryWoerner Multicultural FestivalSt. LouisMissouri
Wohlwend Elementary SchoolStudent Data BindersSt. LouisMissouri
NEW JERSEY
Alan B. Shepard Elementary SchoolLinking Knowledge, Creating Character ConnectionsOld BridgeNew Jersey
Alan B. Shepard Elementary SchoolService with a SmileOld BridgeNew Jersey
Berlin Community SchoolKindness BloggingBerlinNew Jersey
Camden County Technical Schools - Gloucester Township CampusHOPE Program (Helping Other People Evolve)SicklervilleNew Jersey
Carusi Middle SchoolReading Is My Superpower!Cherry HillNew Jersey
Cedar HillThe Kindness Kafe'TowacoNew Jersey
Cherry Hill Alternative High SchoolIntegrating Core Values Reflection in Student DisciplineCherry HillNew Jersey
Cherry Hill East High SchoolAthletes Against BullyingCherry HillNew Jersey
Cherry Hill East High SchoolEast Coffee HouseCherry HillNew Jersey
Dogwood Hill SchoolRespect on the HillOaklandNew Jersey
Gibbsboro SchoolThe Art of Character!GibbsboroNew Jersey
Hanover Park High SchoolThe Teddy Bear ProjectEast HanoverNew Jersey
Henry C Beck Middle SchoolGolden Apple TeacherCherry HillNew Jersey
Henry C. Beck Middle SchoolBeck's Value Ad CampaignCherry HillNew Jersey
Macopin Middle SchoolMacopin's PatriotsWest MilfordNew Jersey
Macopin Middle School (MMS)Give a Goat NightWest MilfordNew Jersey
McGalliard ElementaryOur School Stays CoolHamiltonNew Jersey
New Brunswick Middle SchoolThe Life, Career, & College AdvisoryNew BrunswickNew Jersey
North Plainfield High SchoolRebirth-Resilience-Respect: Avenue of Flags in North PlainfieldNorth PlainfieldNew Jersey
Oxford Central SchoolHoliday Character ConnectionsOxfordNew Jersey
Oxford Central SchoolSpread the WordOxfordNew Jersey
Richard Stockton ElementaryThe League of Kindness HeroesCherry HillNew Jersey
Robert R. Lazar Middle SchoolLazar Leadership ProgramMontvilleNew Jersey
Thomas Paine Elementary SchoolA Day in the Life of a Young Tiger (Student)Cherry HillNew Jersey
Thomas Paine Elementary SchoolAfrican-American History PlayCherry HillNew Jersey
Valley Middle SchoolCelebrate Diversity - Make Good Things Happen for Others!OaklandNew Jersey
Whippany Park High SchoolTomorrow's Teachers Lessons in RespectWhippanyNew Jersey
NEW YORK
Bridgeport Elementary SchoolCourageous ConversationsBridgeportNew York
One World United & VirtuousGlobal ConnectionsPort ChesterNew York
NORTH CAROLINA
Brooks Global Studies Elementary SchoolBuilding Your Dream DayGreensboro North Carolina
Christine Joyner Greene Education CenterBlanket Making for Homeless PeopleJamestownNorth Carolina
East Cary Middle SchoolUsing Character to Work Out ConflictsCaryNorth Carolina
Erwin Montessori Elementary SchoolKindness ProjectGreensboroNorth Carolina
Grimsley High SchoolGrimsley Connected Learning through CommunityGreensboroNorth Carolina
Guilford Elementary SchoolPracticing Perseverance to follow Career PathwaysGreensboroNorth Carolina
Jefferson Elementary SchoolJefferson Young MenGreensboroNorth Carolina
Johnson Street Global StudiesLeading and LearningHigh PointNorth Carolina
Middle Creek Elementary SchoolCharacter Education School/Parent PartnershipApexNorth Carolina
Nathanael GreenePiecing Character TogetherLibertyNorth Carolina
Oak Hill ElementaryiMom Morning BreakfastHigh PointNorth Carolina
Oak View ElementaryClassroom Mission StatementsHigh PointNorth Carolina
Southeast Middle SchoolGirls ROCKGreensboroNorth Carolina
Southeast Middle SchoolUnity Luncheon GreensboroNorth Carolina
Southeastern Guilford HighMen of DestinyGreensboroNorth Carolina
Southern Guilford High School9/11 MemorialGreensboroNorth Carolina
Southern Guilford Middle SchoolPay It ForwardGreensboroNorth Carolina
Southwest ElementarySecond Grade Service LearningHigh PointNorth Carolina
Sumner Elementary SchoolSchool, Community and Character Connection Through Flag FootballGreensboroNorth Carolina
The Middle College at GTCC High PointAdvisoryHigh PointNorth Carolina
Vandalia ElementaryBeing Outstanding Young Students (B.O.Y.S)GreensboroNorth Carolina
Wake County Broughton HS & Enloe HSS.W.A.G. - Students With A GoalCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Helping Hands Male Mentoring programMentoring PracticesCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Public School SystemParent Teacher Resource Center: 34 Years of CharacterCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Public School SystemStand Up, Speak Out! Bullying Prevention Video CompetitionCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Schools Alternative ProgramsBridges Elementary SchoolRaleighNorth Carolina
Wake County Schools Intervention ServicesBehavior Intervention CoachingCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Schools Office of Early LearningFriendship ToolsCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Schools Preschool ProgramsWAKE Up and Read Collaborative Book DriveCaryNorth Carolina
Wake County Schools Student Support ServicesEngaging stakeholders in creating an Action Plan for Equitable Discipline PracticesCaryNorth Carolina
Washington MontessoriYoung Ladies Of DestinyGreensboroNorth Carolina
OHIO
Imagine Bella Academy of ExcellenceCharacter BowlClevelandOhio
Imagine Harrisburg Pike Community SchoolDriving Together for a Caring CommunityColumbusOhio
Imagine Klepinger"Pennies saving lives not someday, but today"DaytonOhio
OKLAHOMA
Alice Robertson Junior HighPet ProvisionsMuskogeeOklahoma
Eisenhower High SchoolIKE IgnitionLawtonOklahoma
Lawton Senior High SchoolAssessing and Updating Current Practices to Ensure a Caring CommunityLawtonOklahoma
Muskogee Early Childhood CenterCelebrate AmericaMuskogeeOklahoma
Muskogee Early Childhood CenterTeachers Engaged As Mentors (TEAM)MuskogeeOklahoma
Pryor High SchoolLeaders of Future Tigers (L.O.F.T.)PryorOklahoma
Rougher Alternative AcademyRAA Morning AssemblyMuskogeeOklahoma
Whittier ElementaryWhittier Elementary Gobble Give AwayMuskogeeOklahoma
PENNSYLVANIA
Kylie LaSota (Individual)Building a Good Character: Brick by BrickPittsburghPennsylvania
Makefield Elementary"Never Forget" 9/11 Walk to RememberYardleyPennsylvania
Makefield ElementaryThe Learning GardenYardleyPennsylvania
ManorFamily FusionLevittownPennsylvania
Pennsbury High School9th Grade Peer Mentoring ProgramFairless HillsPennsylvania
Pennsbury High SchoolSenior Citizen Holiday DinnerFairless HillsPennsylvania
Pennsbury School DistrictCharacter By Design Affective Curriculum TemplateFallsingtonPennsylvania
Pennsbury School DistrictElevating Character Education Through Strategic PlanningFallsingtonPennsylvania
Quarry Hill Elementary SchoolGFFsYardleyPennsylvania
SOUTH CAROLINA
Imagine Columbia Leadership AcademyAuthor Study- Book of the MonthColumbiaSouth Carolina
Imagine Columbia Leadership AcademyMonthly Character Essay ContestsColumbiaSouth Carolina
TEXAS
Imagine International Academy of North TexasCounselor's Monthly Character ChallengeMcKinneyTexas
Lakeview Elementary SchoolBobcat BuddiesTrophy ClubTexas
Quinlan ISDQISD All Pro Dad and iMOM Morning Parent ProgramsQuinlanTexas
Samuel Beck ElementaryBeckopolyTrophy ClubTexas
UTAH
Blessed Sacrament Catholic SchoolLiteracy Tiled Peace PolesSandyUtah
Mountainville AcademyLeadership DayAlpineUtah
VIRGINIA
Bellevue Elementary School100 Black Men ReadRichmondVirginia
Rural Point ElementaryTown MingleMechanicsvilleVirginia
WASHINGTON
Westside SchoolDR. BOB's World - It's All About YouSeattleWashington
WISCONSIN
Donges Bay Elementary SchoolDonges Bay Eagle TeamsMequonWisconsin
Edgewood Elementary SchoolShrinking the Social Gap for Students with AutismGreenfieldWisconsin
Edgewood Elementary SchoolSchool Bus CommunitiesGreenfieldWisconsin