Each year, Character.org recognizes schools across the country who are doing outstanding things with character education. These schools are distinguished by the fact that the adults in the building embrace their role as models for students. The entire school staff works collaboratively with students, parents, and community members. All stakeholders aim to positively shape the social, emotional, and character development of the young people in their community. Students in schools of character report feeling safe, respected, and connected to others around them. Because of this, they thrive both socially and academically (Character.org, 2015).
The following Parkway Schools have been recognized by character.org for their exemplary work in Character Education:
National Schools of Character:
Oak Brook Elementary
State Schools of Character:
Sorrento Springs Elementary
Southwest Middle School
Each year, as part of the Schools of Character program, Character.org recognizes educators in the United States and elsewhere who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies. Congratulations to the following Parkway schools who were recognized by Character.org for Promising Practices in 2014:
Click HERE to search all national and international promising practice awards on Character.org's website!