Beck elementary named 2017 Texas School of Character
Beck elementary named 2017 Texas School of Character
Posted on 02/01/2017
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Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, in collaboration with the Texas Elementary Principal Association has named Northwest ISD’s Beck Elementary School a 2017 Texas School of Character. This program recognized Beck as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior and climate.

Beck is one of only seven schools in Texas to receive the designation for 2017, and just 80 nationwide have received the designation for their states. For eligibility, schools must adhere to Character.org’s 11 principles of effective character education, including providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts.

Principal Sandy Conklin said the distinction demonstrates Beck’s commitment to nurturing well-rounded students who represent their school and community with honor.

“Developing a strong character education program is equally as important as developing academic excellence,” Mr. Conklin said. “We are appreciative of Character.org and TEPSA for their efforts to support schools in this endeavor. We are eager to carry this distinction for years to come and are hopeful our example will lead other schools in Texas to participate in this program in order to enhance students’ lives statewide.”

The Schools of Character application process is an opportunity for schools and districts to receive thoughtful feedback for growth and excellence in the area of character development through Character.org’s 11 principles of effective character education framework. It is also a method of recognizing exemplary schools and districts in the nation.