2012 Promising Practices
This year’s winning practices include unique anti-bullying programs, successful integration of academics and character, self-motivation and goal-setting strategies, service-learning activities, and community outreach. Read Press Release >>
Alcoa Elementary SchoolAlcoaTNUSF.R.O.G.S. Program
Allen W. Roberts Elementary SchoolNew ProvidenceNJUS"Manners Matter" PRIDE Luncheon
Alton Middle SchoolAltonILUSMonthly Student-Led Bully Prevention Lunch
American School of BrasiliaBrasiliaDFBrazilUsing Music to Support School-wide Language
Anchors KindergartenTai PoNTHong KongHelping Hands in the Classroom
Anthony Elementary SchoolLeavenworthKSUSStudent Council
Antonia Middle SchoolBarnhartMOUSCare Bear Crunch Cooking Show
Antonia Middle SchoolBarnhartMOUSCross Country Send-Off Shopping Cart Parade
Apple Tree Early Learning Public Charter SchoolWashingtonDCUSGet Ready to Learn (GRTL)
Avalon SchoolSt. PaulMNUSProject-Based Learning within an Advisory System
B. D. Lee Elementary SchoolGaffneySCUSB.D. Lee Adopts Organizations at Kindness Fair
Babler Elementary SchoolGlencoeMOUSA Leader in Me!
Baldwin High SchoolBaldwin CityKSUSMardi Gras Diversity Day
Bayless Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSCharacter Camp
Bayless Intermediate SchoolSt. LouisMOUSRandom Acts of Kindness Buddy Activity
Beasley Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSGift Bags for Veterans
Belleville East High SchoolBellevilleILUSCharacter Dare
Berkshire Middle SchoolBeverly HillsMIUSWinter Celebration: Honoring Kids Kicking Cancer
Berlin Community SchoolBerlinNJUST.A.M.E.R.s (Teens Add More Enrichment Regularly)
Bernard Middle SchoolSt. LouisMOUSTribute to Heroes: Remembering 9/11
Bernard Middle SchoolSt. LouisMOUSBully Prevention Day
Beverly Elementary SchoolBeverly HillsMIUSBeverly Bobcat Choices Poster Contest
Bierbaum Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSStudents Promote Peace Project
Blades Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSBoys' Fit Club
Blessed Sacrament Catholic SchoolSandyUTUSRefocus and Reflection
Bonneville Elementary SchoolSalt Lake CityUTUSThe "Go Green" Team
Bowles Elementary SchoolFentonMOUSOperation PEACE Project
Brennan Woods Elementary SchoolHigh RidgeMOUSGrandparents Luau
Brentwood Middle SchoolBrentwoodMOUS”Building School Community through "Family"
Brookstone SchoolColumbusGAUSDeveloping Character through Community Partners
Buhler High SchoolBuhlerKSUSSenior Character Code
Buhler High SchoolBuhlerKSUSCitizenship Day
Caddo Parish School DistrictShreveportLAUSK-ROCK
Calgary Catholic School DistrictCalgaryAlbertaCanadaSafe & Caring Schools in the 21st Century
Carmel Elementary SchoolWoodstockGAUS5th Graders Create Books for Orphans in Peru
Cedar Springs Elementary SchoolHouse SpringsMOUSRolling with Character
Central Junior High SchoolBellevilleILUSBuilding News and Character
Centre K-12Lost SpringsKSUSCharacter Buddies
Circle High SchoolTowandaKSUSAcademic Peer Tutoring
Clarendon ElementarySecaucusNJUSCharacter Is...
Clifton-Clyde High SchoolClydeKSUSMock Interviews: Academic Practice
Comsewogue High SchoolPort Jefferson StationNYUSStudents United for Safe Schools
Concord Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSConcord Kids Care
Cotswold Elementary SchoolCharlotteNCUSInquiring Minds Want to Know - Teacher Research
Cranford High SchoolCranfordNJUSBlankets of Love
Crete-Monee Sixth Grade CenterCreteILUSPeace Week
Cuivre Park Elementary SchoolTroyMOUSHey Midnight... Who Are You?
DC Scholars Stanton Elementary SchoolWashingtonDCUSCommunity Circle
Delmae Heights ElementaryFlorenceSCUSNew Kids on the Block
Derby Middle SchoolBirminghamMIUSHot Topic Presentations
Discovery Ridge Elementary SchoolO FallonMOUSSpace Mission
Don Earl Early Childhood CenterArnoldMOUSCereal Drive
Douglas Elementary SchoolBellevilleILUSWe Play "What a Wonderful World"
Dr. Charles P. De Fuccio School P.S. #39Jersey CityNJUSMiddle School Peace Ambassadors Club
East Elementary SchoolJefferson CityMOUSCommunity Outreach Program
East Hanover Middle SchoolEast HanoverNJUSSMART Steps
East Hanover Middle SchoolEast HanoverNJUSCommunity Night of Respect
Edison Elementary SchoolWalla WallaWAUSFive Star Practice
Eldridge Park SchoolLawrencevilleNJUSLatinos Unidos
Ellis Middle SchoolAustinMNUSBooks for Babies
Ellisville Elementary SchoolEllisvilleMOUSBallroom Dancing and Character Traits
Ellisville Elementary SchoolEllisvilleMOUSTiger Family Program
Endeavour Elementary Magnet School of TechnologyCocoaFLUSThanksgiving Two-School Celebration
Endeavour Elementary Magnet School of TechnologyCocoaFLUSEndeavour/Brevard Community College Partnership
Escuela Secundaria Bilingue Isaac NewtonChihuahuaChihuahuaMexicoDeveloping Social and Emotional Skills in Students
Escuela Secundaria Bilingue Isaac NewtonChihuahuaChihuahuaMexicoFirst Summer Institute on Character Education
Eureka Elementary SchoolEurekaMOUSWinter Warm-Up: Catching Good Character
Eureka High SchoolEurekaMOUSRedefining Beautiful
Eureka High SchoolEurekaMOUSEureka Friday Friends (EFF)
Fairway Elementary SchoolWildwoodMOUSHealing heARTS!
Fairway Elementary SchoolWildwoodMOUSRead!Read!Read! with Your Community
Felisa Rincon de Gautier Institute for Law and Public PolicyBronxNYUSTelling HERstory
Forder Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSProject Stray Rescue
Forder Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSKeeping Score -- Our Character Counts
Forsyth Elementary SchoolForsythMOUSPanther Partner Meeting
Forsyth Middle SchoolForsythMOUSGreen Paws
Fort Bend Independent School DistrictSugar LandTXUSDiversity Conference
Fort Settlement Middle SchoolSugar LandTXUSStudent Orientation - Falcon Camp
Foundations for the Future Charter Academy-Southeast ElementaryCalgaryAlbertaCanadaCharacter Gallery
Fox Bridges Alternative SchoolArnoldMOUSWin-Away Writing Project for Mo-Op Students
Fox High SchoolArnoldMOUSStudent Focus Group
Fox Middle SchoolArnoldMOUSAn Evening with the Arts
Francis Howell Central High SchoolCottlevilleMOUSFHC is Bully-Free; Our Student-Led Journey
Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary SchoolHanoverMDUSCreating Podcasts about Character Traits
Franklin Elementary SchoolBellevilleILUSFranklin Families
Franklin L. Williams M.S.7Jersey CityNJUSG.E.M.S.: Girls Empowering Minds and Spirits
Garrard Middle SchoolLancasterKYUSAdvisory Builds Character (ABC)
Geggie Elementary SchoolEurekaMOUS"I Stand for You" Community Blood Drive
George Guffey Elementary SchoolFentonMOUSBunches
Gettys Middle SchoolEasleySCUSPathways to Progress
Gibbsboro SchoolGibbsboroNJUSAm I Living the Life I Envisioned?
Go No Sen KaratePeekskillNYUSSTORM (Super Team of Role Models) Leadership Program
Gotsch Intermediate SchoolSt. LouisMOUSThe Happiness ProjectThe Happiness Project
Grand Avenue Elementary SchoolBaldwinNYUS"I Can...I Will" Teacher/Student Mentoring Program
Green Pines Elementary SchoolWildwoodMOUSGators Earn, Learn, and Give Back
Greenwood Elementary SchoolRiver FallsWIUSGreenwood Community Garden
H. W. Mountz Elementary SchoolSpring LakeNJUSBullying Survey & Gallery Walk
Hagemann Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSStrong Kids, Strong World
Hagemann Elementary SchoolSt. LouisMOUSPeace, Love, Hagemann!
Halifax Area Middle SchoolHalifaxPAUSTeam-Building Activities and the Discovery Process
Hamilton Freshman SchoolHamiltonOHUSBullying Awareness and Relationship Building Day
Hanover Park Regional High School DistrictEast HanoverNJUSOutdoor Classroom
Harlan Elementary SchoolBloomfield HillsMIUSService Learning Projects on Environmental Issues
Henry Timrod Elementary SchoolFlorenceSCUSRed Tie Club
Hiawatha Elementary SchoolToledoOHUSAdventures with Tim
High Ridge Elementary SchoolHigh RidgeMOUSLeaders Teaching Leaders
High School for Violin and DanceBronxNYUSThe Empathy Project
High School for Violin and DanceBronxNYUSOur Future Lockers
Hillview Elementary SchoolPompton PlainsNJUSPeer Learning Character Convocation (PLCC)
Hiram Neuwoehner High SchoolTown and CountryMOUSBoot Camp
Ho`ala SchoolWahiawaHIUSAgreement System
Hoisington High SchoolHoisingtonKSUSCreating the Cardinal Core
Imagine Academy of Environmental Science and MathSt. LouisMOUSThe Depth of Character Data and IAESM Rocket Pride
Imagine Bella Academy of ExcellenceClevelandOHUSCrucial Catch
Imagine East MesaMesaAZUSIntramural Sports Program
Imagine East MesaMesaAZUSVictory Jog for Perfect Attendance
Imagine Great Western AcademyColumbusOHUSBear Buddies
Imagine Harrisburg Pike Community SchoolColumbusOHUSData Driven Decisions and Character Education
Imagine Madison Avenue School of ArtsToledoOHUSTNT is Blowing up Character
Imagine School at Town CenterPalm CoastFLUSImagine Town Center Stomps out Name Calling
Imagine School Evening RoseTallahasseeFLUSCharacter Makeover
Imagine School Evening RoseTallahasseeFLUSCharacter Car Chat Cards
Imagine SchoolsArlingtonVAUSDigging Deeper: Middle Years Character Transformation
Imagine SchoolsArlingtonVAUSLeaders Teaching Leaders: Character Call Series
Imagine Schools South LakeClermontFLUSWorld Wednesdays
Indian Land Middle SchoolIndian LandSCUSThink BIG
Indian Land Middle SchoolIndian LandSCUSYou've Got Mail
Ironwood Area SchoolsIronwoodMIUSCharacter through the "Ages"
ITESM, Campus Sonora NorteHermosilloSonoraMexicoEthics Tournament
Jefferson City Academic CenterJefferson CityMOUSLunch with Leaders
Jefferson City Public SchoolsJefferson CityMOUSHonoring American Heroes
Jefferson Elementary SchoolGreensboroNCUSKids Helping Kids Character Puppet Show
Jefferson High SchoolJeffersonWIUSTeens Teaching Teens Teaches Character
Jefferson SchoolBellevilleILUSCharacter Captains
John Cary Early Childhood CenterSt. LouisMOUSPBIS Calendar and Houses
Joseph J. Catena SchoolFreeholdNJUSThe Tolerance Games
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High SchoolHonoluluHIUSKū Mauna Freshmen Orientation
Kehrs Mill Elementary SchoolChesterfieldMOUSSetting Goals through Physical Education
Kiowa County Jr. High SchoolGreensburgKSUSImpact: Student Leadership in Action
L. W. Conder Arts Integrated Magnet SchoolColumbiaSCUSL.W. Conder's A+ Girls (All Positive Girls)
L.G.Cooper Elementary SchoolCliffwood BeachNJUSFifth Grade Farming Service Project
Lafayette High SchoolWildwoodMOUSThe Turkey Dinner Dance
Lafayette High SchoolWildwoodMOUSOperation Food Search
Lakes International Language AcademyForest LakeMNUSCelebrating Diversity: A MN Twins Partnership
Langtree Elementary SchoolHamiltonTownshipNJUSHearts for the Homeless
LaSalle Springs Middle SchoolGlencoeMOUSLaSalle Springs Middle School Lady Steppers
Lawrence Intermediate SchoolLawrencevilleNJUSLIS Outstanding Owls Leadership Club
Lawrence Middle SchoolLawrencevilleNJUSLMS Digital Citizens
Lawrenceville Elementary SchoolLawrencevilleNJUSGrowing Green and Environmental Stewardship
Lawson Elementary SchoolJefferson CityMOUSA Character-Based Read-Aloud Library
Leadership Institute High SchoolBronxNYUSSTORYtellers: The Poetry of Character Development
Lee County School DistrictMariannaARUS"Our Story" Youth Leadership Conference
Lehighton Area Middle SchoolLehightonPAUSHumanitarian Club
Liberty Corner Elementary SchoolLiberty CornerNJUS"Luke's Buddies" -- Character in Action
Lillian M. Steen SchoolBogotaNJUSThe Steen School Garden of Peace and Hope
Lincoln County R-III School DistrictTroyMOUSBuddy Bag Program -- Reaching Everyone
Lindbergh High SchoolSt. LouisMOUSAcademic Mentoring for At-Risk Students
Louis C. Saeger Middle SchoolCottlevilleMOUSTalking Points - Collaboratively Conveying Expectations
Louis C. Saeger Middle SchoolCottlevilleMOUSSaeger Community Band
Lyles Crouch Traditional AcademyAlexandriaVAUSParent and Peer-Led Tutoring Program: A Community Approach
Lyles Crouch Traditional AcademyAlexandriaVAUSLCTA Parent Academy: Teachers Teaching Parents
Main Street Elementary SchoolLake CitySCUSC.A.T.C.H. M.E. Program - Community, Administration, Teachers, Counselors, Home, & Mentors Empowering
Main Street Elementary SchoolTroyMOUSMain Street Elementary Character Calendars
Maplewood Richmond Heights High SchoolSt. LouisMOUSThe Million Minor March
Margaret Buerkle Middle SchoolSt. LouisMOUSStep into My Shoes
Marshall Middle SchoolPlant City