Sadler Arts Academy named 2019 Oklahoma School of Character by Character.org
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Muskogee Public Schools announced Monday that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character, named Sadler Arts Academy a 2019 Oklahoma School of Character. The program recognized Sadler Arts Academy as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and Sadler’s climate.
The Schools of Character application process is an opportunity for schools and districts to receive thoughtful feedback for growth and excellence in the area of character development through Character.org’s 11 Principles of Character framework. It is also a method of recognizing exemplary schools and districts in the nation.
Since its inception, Character.org has recognized more than 565 schools with the distinction of State School of Character. 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.
“Utilizing components of character education is a large part of our student and staff’s daily routines,” said Ronia Davison, Principal Sadler. “We are grateful for Character.org and for their efforts to create a state and national discussion on the importance of character in education. We are eager to carry this distinction for years to come and are hopeful our example will lead other schools in Oklahoma to participate in this program in order to enhance student’s lives statewide.”
For a complete list of schools recognized by Character.org for 2019 please visit here.