What Is A School Of Character?
Schools Of Character is Character.org’s prestigious annual recognition program that honors schools for implementing best practices to support character formation in their learning community.
Schools of Character meet criteria based on our 11 Principles Framework for Schools, an evidence-informed framework based on decades of research and proven results. The 11 Principles has helped and guided thousands of schools around the world to develop a comprehensive and sustained character initiative that is intentional, involves all school stakeholders, and is woven into all aspects of the school’s culture, teaching and learning.
Our certification process provides an integrated approach to plan, implement, assess, and sustain a school’s commitment to character development. The 11 Principles provides the framework, but each school chooses their own values, practices and strategies.
Current Schools Of Character
Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership in Roxboro, NC is a unique school that focuses on both character education and college preparation. Through a combination of small class sizes, hands-on learning, and a strong focus on character development, students at the school are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be successful in college and life. The school has a strong emphasis on developing leadership, communication, and collaboration skills, as well as fostering an appreciation of various cultures and perspectives.
Red Bank Charter Academy in Red Bank, NJ is a National School of Character! The school is dedicated to cultivating a culture of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and empathy in their students. They strive to create a safe, nurturing, and inspiring learning environment for all students.
A. Russell Knight Elementary in Cherry Hill, NJ is proud to be recognized as a National School of Character. The school’s commitment to building character, teaching respect, and promoting strong ethical values has been key to its success.