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2021 Promising Practices Recipients

Character.org is honored to announce our 2021 Promising Practices. We celebrate the creative approaches these schools and organizations have put in place to help children and teens understand, care about and consistently practice the core values that will enable them to flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace and as citizens. Each of these school or organization-based initiatives is a significant example of effective character development and aligned with one or more of our 11 Principles framework.

Congratulations to all 170 of our 2021 Promising Practices schools and organizations for their achievement.

2021 Promising Practice Schools and Organizations (United States)


• Holt Elementary, Tuscaloosa County Schools
• Margaret Elementary
• Vestavia Hills Elementary at Cahaba Heights
• Vestavia Hills Elementary East


• Imagine Coolidge Elementary
• Imagine Desert West Elementary
• Imagine Desert West Middle School

District of Columbia

• Imagine Andrews Public Character School


• Haiti Partners
• Imagine Charter at North Lauderdale Elementary
• Imagine Charter School at Weston
• Imagine Kissimmee Charter Academy
• Imagine School at North Port-K-5
• Imagine School at North Port-6-12
• Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
• Imagine School at Town Center
• Imagine School at South Vero
• Imagine School at West Melbourne
• Imagine School, Chancellor Campus
• Imagine South Lake Charter School


• LRJ Foundation
• PTA Webb Bridge Middle School
• Webb Bridge Middle School


• Deer Path Middle School, Lake Forest Elementary District 67


• Anthony Elementary School


• Imagine Lincoln Public Charter School
• Panorama Elementary
• Prince Street Elementary School


• Birmingham Covington School
• Tobey Elementary School


• AESM Middle School
• Antonia Middle School, Fox C 6
• Belton Middle School
• Columbia Public Schools Preschool Program
• Craig Elementary School, Parkway School District
• Don Earl Early Childhood
• Hancock Place High School
• Hillcrest STEAM Academy
• Independence Elementary School, Francis Howell
• Jefferson City Academic Center
• Jefferson Elementary
• Mason Elementary School
• Mason Ridge Elementary
• McKelvey Elementary
• Meramec Heights Elementary School
• Nance Elementary School
• Northeast Middle School
• Northview High School
• Oak Brook Elementary
• Parkway School District
• Plattin Primary & Telegraph Intermediate
• Rockwood Early Childhood, Rockwood School District
• Senn-Thomas Middle School
• Taylor Early Childhood Center, Dunklin R 5 School District
• Truman Learning Center
• Washington-Franklin Elementary, Farmington School District
• Woerther Elementary School

New Jersey

• Applegarth Elementary School, Monroe Township Schools
• Birchwood Elementary School
• Cherry Hill High School West
• Copeland Middle School
• East Greenwich Township Schools
• Greenwood Elementary School
• Hanover Park Regional High School District
• Holmdel High School
• James A. McDivitt Elementary School
• Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
• Katharine D. Malone Elementary School
• Lawrence Middle School
• Macopin Middle School
• Mahatma K. Gandhi School, P.S. 23
• McGalliard Elementary
• Morgan Elementary School
• Oakview Elementary School
• Red Bank Charter School
• Red Bank Elementary School
• Samuel Mickle School
• Spotswood Memorial Middle School
• The Pennsauken Campus of Camden County • Technical Schools
• Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School
• West Deptford Middle School
• West Milford High School
• Woodcrest Elementary School

New York

• Brilla Public Charter Schools
• Buffalo Public School 17 Early Childhood Center
• Hamlin Park School
• Smallwood Drive Elementary School
• Smith Street School
• William H. Barton Intermediate School

North Carolina

• Bluford-Peeler STEAM Academy
• Southeast Guilford High School
• Sumner Elementary
• Union Academy


• Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence
• Imagine Great Western Academy
• Imagine Groveport Community School
• Sullivant Avenue Community School


• Lawton High School


• East Pennsboro School District-East Pennsboro High School
• Lynnewood Elementary School
• Pennsbury High School
• Young Scholars of Western PA Charter School


• Alamo Heights High School
• Alamo Height Jr. School
• Bernshausen Elementary, Klien ISD
• Cambridge Elementary School
• Clear Brook High School
• Clear Lake High School
• Eiland Elementary, Klein ISD
• Epps Island Elementary
• Harmony School of Excellence-Dallas
• Harmony School of Excellence-Houston
• Harmony School of Technology
• Harmony Science Academy Dallas Elementary
• Harmony Science Academy El Paso
• HL Brockett Elementary
• Jackie Fuller Elementary School, Aubrey Independent School District
• James A. Monaco Elementary
• School of Science and Technology Sugar Land
• Strack Intermediate
• Ulrich Intermediate School, Klein ISD


• Stafford High School


• Greenwood Elementary School, School District of River Falls

Video of pictures from all of the 2021 Promising Practices recipients shown during our celebration in October 2021.

2021 Promising Practice Recipients Schools and Organizations (International)


• Colegio CEL Intercultural
• Colegio Sepp


• Liceo de Monterrey Girls Campus
• Secundaria Bilingüe Albert Einstein
• Secundaria Bilingüe Tec de Monterrey, Campus Cd. Juárez
• Secundaria Tec de Monterrey, Campus Chihuahua
• Secundaria Tec de Monterrey, Campus Laguna
• Secundaria Tecnológico de Monterrey, Zacatecas


• Childlink Learning Center & Childlink High School, Inc.
• PAREF Springdale School, Inc.

Promising Practices Past Recipients

Thousands of schools, districts, sports organizations and communities have been recognized by Character.org for their Promising Practice!