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Schools of Character

State Schools of Character logo 2/6/2020 -- Highcroft Ridge and Wren Hollow elementary schools have been selected as State Schools of Character for their dedicated focus on character development. Both schools will now be considered for selection as a National School of Character this spring. In addition, Oak Brook Elementary (National School of Character) has been renewed.

Schools of Character must demonstrate that their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.

Twelve Parkway schools are National Schools of Character.

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.