The University of St. Francis and the Will County Character Coalition are partnering with the Character Education Partnership to offer the Illinois State Schools of Character Awards Program. The purpose of State and National Schools of Character is to identify and honor schools and districts that can serve as models of comprehensive, transformative character education.
The state awards program is a preliminary step to advancing to the Character Education Partnership’s (CEP) National Awards program, the NSOC awards. The Illinois Schools of Character program is endorsed by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Schools of Character Information (Adobe PDF)
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Applications are submitted online by visiting the Character Education Partnership (CEP) website
Application Process for Schools of Character
The University of St. Francis and the Will County Character Education Coalition will review and score all applications received. Those identified as having met a standard of excellence will be named State Schools of Character (SSOC) for a period of three years.
Once a school receives the SSOC classification, the CEP conducts a review for further consideration as a National School of Character (NSOC).