Oakville High named 2020 Missouri School of Character

Oakville High named 2020 Missouri School of Character
Posted on 02/07/2020
OHS School of CharacterOakville High School has been named a 2020 Missouri 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.

As a result of the designation, Oakville High School may now participate in the national review process. National Schools of Character will be announced in May 2020.

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.

“Oakville High School is great at building relationships,” Principal Tamara Sunkett said. “Our teachers, students and staff embody character in and out of the classroom. We are so proud to be recognized as a State School 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.

Oakville High School was previously named a School of Character in 2015.
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