Character.org, a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of character development in schools across the U.S., has designated Robinson Elementary in Clear Creek ISD as a National School of Character for 2016.
Robinson had previously been named a 2016 Texas School of Character back in January, and was chosen as one of the 67 schools from 15 states to receive the organization’s national recognition based on an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process. Criteria for selection is based on Character.org’s guide to providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort.
“Being named a National School of Character is one of the most outstanding awards we have received," said Principal Yolanda Jones. "We sincerely believe that the culture and the climate of our school has improved, and that this process has supported the growth and development of staff and students at Robinson Elementary. Together we are developing responsible, respectful, caring, trustworthy, and fair citizens who will impact the future, and we will continue to strive to be the best we can be for our community and CCISD.”
Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development programs that show positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. Since the inception in 1998, more than 263 schools and 14 districts have been designated as National Schools or Districts of Character, impacting more than 600,000 students’ lives.
Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts at its 23rd National Forum on Character Education to be held October 14-15, 2016, in Washington, DC. Visit www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum, the Schools of Character program, and the 2016 national honorees.