2018 National Schools of Character
For Immediate Release
Contact: Christine McDonald
Director of Communications
CharacterPlus Celebrates Local Schools
Receiving 2018 National Schools of Character Distinction
(May 18, 2018) St. Louis, MO… CharacterPlus, the regional affiliate for Character.org, is proud to announce the names of our region’s 2018 National Schools of Character. Nationwide, 73 schools and 5 districts were recognized with this honor, and 18 of those schools are from our region.
“We congratulate our member schools for the dedication and commitment that is required to go through the rigorous evaluation process,” said Kasey McKee, Executive Director of CharacterPlus. “CharacterPlus is proud to partner with our member schools during their journey to earn the distinction of National School of Character. This prestigious distinction recognizes the hard work of faculty, teachers, students and families.”
All of the schools selected as National Schools of Character have demonstrated a dedicated focus on character development programs and provided data that their character education processes have had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate.
This year, for the first time, a school has received the designation for the third time, thus holding the designation for ten consecutive years as a National School of Character:
Rockwood School District
Eight regional schools reapplied and received the designation of National School of Character:
Nine regional schools received the National Schools of Character designation for the first time this year:
* CharacterPlus member
CharacterPlus member schools represent nearly 25% of the National Schools of Character over the program’s 21-year history.
CharacterPlus, a resource of EducationPlus, is a nonprofit committed to developing positive character traits in young people by providing a high-quality character education process and resources to schools, homes and communities. Through CharacterPlus, these schools have received development and training in effective character education for school transformation. To learn more about the work of CharacterPlus, visit www.characterplus.org.
For additional information about each school’s journey to National School of Character designation, contact Christine McDonald, EducationPlus Director of Communications, at 314.692.1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.