Missouri Schools of Character
CHARACTERplus has conducted the Missouri Schools of Character (SSOC)process since 2007, recognizing 59 schools and three districts.
The St. Louis Rams have generously sponsored this rigorous process since 2009, as an integral part of their commitment to youth, fitness and character development in our region. The process mirrors CEP's national procedure as each application is reviewed by two screeners. Each learning community was assessed on every aspect of the Eleven Principles of Character Education, from shared moral leadership to challenging academics that engage all learners to a truly caring school community. Those receiving a qualifying score receive an on-site evaluation from two site visitors. Schools that meet criteria are then forwarded on to CEP for national consideration.
CEP (Character Education Partnership)chose only 45 schools and 5 districts in the country to be 2013 State Schools of Character winners.
MO. had the largest number with 15 new schools being recognized. CHARACTERplus is proud to serve all of these schools. We are pleased to announce the new 2013 Missouri Schools of Character:
2013 Missouri Schools of Character
Beasley Elementary School, Mehlville School District
Bernard Middle School, Mehlville School District
Bierbaum Elementary, Mehlville School District
Chesterfield Elementary School, Rockwood School District
Christian Ott Elementary, Independence School District
Discovery Ridge Elementary, Wentzville School District
Independence Elementary, Francis Howell School District
Jefferson City Academic Center, Jefferson City School District
La Salle Springs Middle School, Rockwood School District
Marian Middle School-Private
Mehlville High School, Mehlville School District
Oakville Elementary, Mehlville School District
Old Bonhomme Elementary School, Ladue School District
William Chrisman High School, Independence School District
Willow Brook Elementary School, Pattonville School District
These schools will hold the State Schools of Character honor for 3 years. They will be formally honored at the CHARACTERplus Character Education Conference on June 18, 2013.
Missouri Schools of Character Honorable Mention:
Margaret Buerkle Middle School, Mehlville School District
Morgan Selvidge Middle School, Rockwood School District
Oakville High School, Mehlville School District
Oakville Middle School, Mehlville School District
Oak Brook Elementary, Parkway School District
Saeger Middle School, Francis Howell School District
Seckman Middle School-Fox School District
Truman High School, Independence School District
Wohlwend Elementary School, Mehlville School District
Emerging Schools of Character:
Busch Middle School of Character, St. Louis Public School District
Forder Elementary, Mehlville School District
Nottingham CAJT High School, St. Louis Public School District
Washington Middle School, Mehlville School District
Illinois Schools of Character
We are also very proud of Alton Middle School-Alton, a 2013 Illinois State School of Character.
2012 National Schools of Character Winners
CEP only chose 44 schools and one district as winners. We congratulate the following CHARACTERplus schools:
Brentwood Middle,Brentwood School District
Ellisville Elementary, Rockwood District
Henry Raab Elementary, Belleville 118
Northview High School, Special District
Plattin Primary K-2, Jefferson R-7 District
Ross Elementary, Parkway
Trautwein Elementary, Mehlville.
2014 Missouri Schools of Character Process
Download an application.
CHARACTERplus will offer several workshops on the SSOC process and writing the application.
Please check back for dates.
Contact: Suzy Ward at 314.692.1241 or email@example.com
The application deadline for the 2014 awards is December 2, 2013.
It must be sent electronically by December 3, 2013.