, , , , ,

The Character Education Partnership (CEP) named 50 schools and districts from 16 states as national finalists in the 2014 National Schools of Character (NSOC) program. Missouri has the highest number of finalists, including two districts. All Missouri finalists are members of CHARACTERplus, a resource of EducationPlus:

Belton • Mill Creek Upper Elementary
• Antonia Middle School, Sherwood Elementary
Ladue Ladue Middle School
Lindbergh* Robert H. Sperreng Middle School
Bernard Middle School
Blades Elementary School
Margaret Buerkle Middle School
Oakville Elementary School
Oakville Middle School
Parkway • McKelvey Elementary
Pattonville • Willow Brook Elementary
Rockwood • Blevins Elementary
Special School District Hiram Neuwoehner High School

  • Congratulations to Lindbergh and Mehville, whose respective districts were also named NSOC finalists.

NSOC is not a competition,  rather an opportunity to receive feedback as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character development through CEP’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education framework. NSOC recognizes schools and districts that have demonstrated, through a rigorous evaluation process, that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.