While still prestigious, the program is no longer competitive — ALL schools and districts that can demonstrate excellence in character education, as measured by CEP’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, will be named State and/or National Schools of Character.
The SSOC/NSOC application is an online process that opens in the summer and closes in early December.
You do NOT have to be located in a participating state to apply! If you do not have a state sponsor, your application will be reviewed by CEP.
Learn more about the 2013 application process (now closed) in preparation for the 2014 process:
- OVERVIEW / TIMELINE
- BENEFITS OF APPLYING
- PREPARING TO APPLY
- RESOURCES FOR APPLICANTS
- 2013 APPLICATION
- AFTER SUBMISSION
Advice to Schools Applying for NSOC as Non-Native English Speakers
Questions? Contact NSOC Director Lara Maupin at email@example.com