Become a National School of Character
Character.org certifies schools and school districts that have implemented the rigorous standards described in our 11 Principles Framework for Schools.
These schools serve as an exemplary model for all schools across the United States.
Grounding our students
There are things our students are exposed to – in the media and culture – that run counter to positive character development. We believe that if we can ground our students in our core values they will have the resilience to be strong when they are not at school.
Montville Township School District
Sports teams and
The 11 Principles developed by Character.org provides athletic programs the framework to build, implement, and measure a purposeful character development game plan.
Assistant Coach, Sprint Football
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Character is the
My six-year-old son Jesse was murdered in his first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary. What I have learned is that we're not born with character. It must be taught at home and in school. This simple fix would have saved my son and well as the life of his perpetrator.
Chief Movement Officer
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation
K-12 Model Standards
Character and SEL
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In schools. In communities. On sport teams.
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