School of Science and Technology is proud to announce that SST- Advancement and SST- Corpus Christi have been named State Schools of Character by Character.org! SST-Houston receives the Honorable Mention School of Character designation. SST- Discovery, SST- Alamo, and SST- San Antonio are also being named an Emerging School of Character.
Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character in communities including schools, districts, families, workplaces, and sports, designated 87 schools and three (3) districts in 18 states as State Schools of Character for 2019. Since Character.org’s School of Character program inception, the process has affected nearly 3 million students, staff, parents, and other community members. Each year, Character.org certifies schools and districts at the state level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development, which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.
Criteria for selection are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Character, which include providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort.
SST- Advancement and SST- Corpus Christi’s applications will be evaluated for the National School of Character award. The 2019 National Schools of Character will be announced in May 2019. Character.org will honor these schools and districts at the 2019 National Forum to be held Oct 24-27, 2019 in Washington, DC.