Oakville High School named 2020 National School of Character

Oakville High School named 2020 National School of Character
Posted on 05/18/2020
OHS National School of CharacterOakville High School has been named a 2020 National School of Character by Character.com.

Criteria for the designation are based on Character.org's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which includes providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts.

“We are so very proud of this honor and our staff who make it so easy for OHS to highlight character in action,” principal Tamara Sunkett said. “Their efforts in the classroom, on the playing field and in the arts provides wonderful opportunities for our Tigers to grow, apply and develop their Stripes of Character.”

Founded in 1993, Character.org is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. It works with schools, families, workplaces and other communities to inspire, educate and empower people to be ethical and compassionate citizens. Character.org is comprised of character leaders dedicated to individual growth and success through the advancement of quality character development in all schools and communities. The impact of this is seen through improved academic achievement, decline in behavioral problems such as truancy and an increase in an overall positive school climate.

OHS qualified for the national distinction after it was named a 2020 State School of Character earlier this year. It was previously named a School of Character in 2015. Mehlville School District was named a National District of Character in 2019.

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