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Five Parkway schools named National Schools of Character

National Schools of Character graphic 6/19/2020 -- Five Parkway schools have been recognized for their outstanding character education work - Highcroft Ridge, Oak Brook, Wren Hollow elementary schools, West Middle and Central High have each been named 2020 National Schools of Character.

Parkway Schools was named a National School District of Character in 2017. Sixteen Parkway schools are National Schools of Character.

Since its inception, the National Schools of Character program has impacted nearly 3 million students, staff, parents, and community members. The schools and school districts who apply must meet the rigorous standards articulated in’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools. Each school is evaluated by a team of trained educators and includes a site visit to assess how a school’s “shared values” are motivating students to do the right thing.

About Founded in 1993, is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Their mission is to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures that focus on core values and character strengths vital to student and school success. is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character development researchers. The vision for is to expand our work to families, sports, and the workplace. Visit to learn more.