, in collaboration with our state affiliate, Kansas State Department of Educationaccepts Schools of Character applications from public, private and charter schools as well as districts throughout the state of Kansas through our Schools of Character program. Applicants selected as a Kansas School of Character will hold their designation for 3 years and their applications will be forwarded to the national level for consideration as a National School of Character.

Learn more about the application process.

On April 17, 2012, Kansas led the nation in adopting K-12 standards for social, emotional, and character development.
The purpose of the Social, Emotional, and Character Development Standards is to provide schools a framework for integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) with character development so that students will learn, practice and model essential personal life habits that contribute to academic, vocational, and personal success. It is about learning to be
caring and civil, to make healthy decisions, to problem solve effectively, to value excellence, to be respectful and responsible, to be good citizens and to be empathic and ethical individuals.


State Coordinator(s)

Sue Kidd PhotoSue Kidd
Kansas Schools of Character Program Coordinator
Kansas State Department of Education
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1182
785-865-9942 or 785-863-3425