Return to Headlines

Hartselle Intermediate School Named State School of Character

Hartselle Intermediate School Named State School of Character

Congratulations to HIS!

Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character in schools, families, sports teams, and the workplace today designated 81 schools and seven districts as State Schools of Character for 2020. Also, one international school will receive certification. Since its inception, Character.org’s Schools of Character program has positively impacted 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. Schools and districts announced today will be considered for Character.org’s highest distinction – National School of Character. “We are pleased to announce today the 2020 State Schools and Districts of Character,” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, Character.org‘s Board Chair and Interim CEO. “These schools’ representatives, including educators, parents, and students, are working together to create stronger communities that exemplify the character strengths of honesty, caring, and responsibility. We are honored to be validating their efforts and sharing their inspiring work with schools and school districts throughout the United States.” 

“We could not be more proud of this accomplishment and district recognition! To be named a State District of Character is the culmination of a multi-year goal that has involved every stakeholder in our community. It has been our privilege to create a culture and climate that values the development of a deliberate effort to build better citizens and a community of character,” said Daniel Novak, Director of Education, West Milford Township Public Schools.