Granger, Medlin named 2018 National Schools of Character
Granger, Medlin named 2018 National Schools of Character
Posted on 05/22/2018
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Northwest ISD’s Granger Elementary School and Medlin Middle School have received the 2018 National School of Character distinction, a recognition awarded to just 73 schools across the United States and only seven in Texas.

The distinction honors schools across the nation that exemplify character-focused educational standards for the betterment of students. Medlin, which has already been named a 2018 Texas School of Character this year, took part in a rigorous evaluation process with awarding organization Character.org to receive the distinction. Granger was previously designated a National School of Character for a five-year period beginning in 2013; the school reapplied and received the distinction again, being subject to the same standards as new schools that received the distinction.

Schools that receive the recognition must demonstrate how they use Character.org’s 11 principles for effective character education (including education initiatives focused on ethics, values, challenging academics and more). Committees from the organization then visit with schools to score their character-focused measures.

The Schools of Character application process is open to any school – ranging from early childhood schools to high schools – located in the U.S. Schools located in states with participating School of Character distinctions must first apply for the state-based honor in January before being considered for the national designation. National finalists are then judged in March and April.

Granger and Medlin’s distinctions follow Beck Elementary School earning the same honor in 2017.

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