in the Classroom
THE EFFECT OF CHARACTER IN THE CLASSROOM
Schools that work with Character.org to develop a school-wide focus on character report improvements in:
- Academic Achievement
- School Climate
- Teacher Retention
- Parent Engagement
CREATING A SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
By implementing Character.org’s 11 Principles of Character, schools become part of a caring community where people are excited to come and learn every day. Over time, the process produces a clarity of mission that improves morale and creates environments for enthusiastic learning
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The 11 Principles
By finding the common denominators of successful schools, Character.org and leading academics developed a flexible framework for effective character initiatives.
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“I have not been part of a more meaningful experience than the Schools of Character process. More than an award or certification, the 11 Principles have become an ongoing tool for continued improvement.”
Charlotte Oates | Principal, Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK
SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS
The Schools of Character program certifies character initiatives according to our 11 Principles, providing feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Schools and districts assess their work in each of the principles and submit a portfolio application. The evaluation process includes expert review, site visits and detailed reports for school teams.
Promising Practices are unique and specific exemplary practices that can be used by others to address one or more of Character.org’s 11 Principles. Apply to share your own practice or browse previous practices for inspiration!