National Schools of Character

National Schools of Character
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National School of Character LogoAHISD is proud to announce that Howard Early Childhood Center and Cambridge Elementary have been named NATIONAL Schools of Character by!, a national advocate and leader for character in communities including schools, districts, families, workplaces and sports, today designated 88 schools and 3 districts in 24 states as National Schools of Character for 2019. Since’s School of Character program inception, the process has affected nearly 3 million students, staff, parents and other community members. Each year, certifies schools and districts at the state and national level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development, which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. Schools and districts announced today will be considered for’s highest distinction - National School of Character.

"We are pleased to announce the 2019 National Schools and Districts of Character today," said Doug Karr,’s President & CEO. "These schools’ representatives, including educators, parents and students, are working together to create stronger communities focused on character. We are honored to validate their efforts and continue coaching them along their journeys."

To learn more about the schools chosen today, please visit’s website. Criteria for selection are based on’s 11 Principles of Character, which include providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort. will honor these schools and districts at the 2019 National Forum to be held Oct 24-27, 2019 in Washington, DC.

About Founded in 1993, is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. It works with communities including organizations, schools, families, workplaces, and sports to inspire, educate and empower people to be ethical and compassionate citizens. is a membership organization dedicated to growth and success through the advancement of quality character development in schools and communities through our inspiring, empowering and certifying programs and resources. Visit to learn more.

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