Pocomoke High Named National School of Character

Pocomoke High Named National School of Character
Posted on 05/14/2019
Character.org Designates 88 Schools, 3 Districts as 2019 National Schools of Character, First China School of Character

Program developed in 1998 has positively impacted the lives of 3 million students


Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2019) — Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character in communities including schools, families, workplaces, and sports, today designated 88 schools and 3 districts in 24 states as National Schools of Character as well as 1 school as a China School of Character for 2019. Since Character.org’s School of Character program’s inception, the process has impacted nearly 3 million students, staff, parents, and other community members. Each year, Character.org certifies schools and districts at the state and national 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 are joining the ranks of Character.org’s highest distinction – National Schools of Character. (See the complete list of 2019 National Schools of Character below.)


“We are pleased to announce the 2019 National Schools and Districts of Character today,” said Doug Karr, Character.org’s President & CEO. “These schools’ representatives, including educators, parents, and students, are working together to create stronger communities focused on character. We are honored to validate their efforts and continue coaching them along their journeys. ”


To learn more about the schools chosen today, please visit Character.org’s website. Criteria for selection are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective 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.


“Implementing the 11 Principles of Effective Character has provided a clear, intentional, and structured roadmap for promoting the highest ethical standards at Harmony Public Schools. Character is one of the most important attributes we can teach our students, because good character will serve them throughout their lives–in their homes, in their schools, in their families, and in their communities,” said Umit Alpaslan, Harmony Public Schools Deputy Superintendent.


Character.org will honor these schools and districts at the 2019 National Forum to be held Oct 24-27, 2019 in Washington, DC.


About Character.org: Founded in 1993, Character.org is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. It works with communities including organizations, schools, families, workplaces, and sports to inspire, educate, and empower people to be ethical and compassionate citizens. Character.org is a membership organization dedicated to growth and success through the advancement of quality character development in schools and communities through programs and resources. Visit www.character.org to learn more.


2019 National Schools and Districts of Character


Jinling Primary School



Imagine Cortez Park



Coastal Academy



Tracey Elementary School


District of Columbia

Hope Community Public Charter School-Lamond Campus



*Apollo Beach Elementary

Imagine School at North Port

*Imagine School at Town Center

Imagine Schools at West Melbourne

Imagine South Vero

Seminole Science Charter School



Emge Jr. High School

Harmony Intermediate Center

St. Mary of the Angels School



Anthony Elementary

David Brewer Elementary School



Kenwood Elementary



Pocomoke High School



*Harlan Elementary

Larson Middle School



*Community of Peace Academy




National Districts of Character

Ladue School District

*Lindbergh School District

*Mehlville School District


National Schools of Character

*Blevins Elementary

Hancock Place High School

Hanna Woods Elementary School

Hillcrest STEAM Academy

*Hiram Neuwoehner High School

Ladue Early Childhood Center

*Ladue Middle School

Lafayette High School

*Lindbergh High School

Maple Grove Elementary

*McKelvey Elementary

*Sperreng Middle School

Truman Middle School



*Longfellow Elementary School


New Jersey

*Cheesequake Elementary School

Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29

Frances C. Smith ECC School No. 50

Green-Fields Elementary

Greenwood Elementary School

Harker Wylie

Helen A. Fort Middle School

*Henry C. Beck Middle School

Isaiah Haines Elementary School

*James A. McDivitt Elementary School

James F. Cooper Elementary School

James H. Johnson Elementary School

Kingston Elementary School

Lakeview School

Langtree Elementary School

Marshall Hill School

Nicholas S. LaCorte Peterstown School No. 3

*Pauline J. Petway Elementary

Perth Amboy High School

*Raymond E. Voorhees Elementary School

Riverview Elementary School

Stony Brook School, North Plainfield

Stony Brook School, Rockaway Township

Valley Middle School

West Milford Township High School

William Mason Elementary School

Woodcrest Elementary School


New York

Crompond Elementary School

Lee Road Elementary School

Meadow Elementary School

Smallwood Drive Elementary School

*Smith Street School



*Centerville Primary Village North



Roosevelt Elementary

*Sadler Arts Academy



*Charles Boehm Middle School

Chestnutwold Elementary School

St. Cyril of Alexandria



Acton Elementary

Cambridge Elementary School

Goforth Elementary

Henry Bauerschlag Elementary

Howard Early Childhood Center

Klein Forest High School

Klein High School

LaVace Stewart Elementary

Margaret S McWhirter Elementary

Oak Woods School

Ross Elementary

School of Science and Technology Advancement

School of Science and Technology Corpus Christi

*Southside Elementary School

Weber Elementary School



Edgewood School


*Denotes a re-certifying National School of Character.