Character.org Designates Imagine Chancellor Charter School as a 2017 National School of Character

Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development programs and a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and their communities.

Through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process, Imagine Chancellor was found to be an exemplary model of character development. Criteria for selection are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, a framework to assist schools in providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort.

National Schools of Character are schools, early childhood through high school, that have demonstrated through a rigorous evaluation process that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. These schools become part of a network of Schools of Character that serve as models and mentors to other educators and hold their designation for 5 years.

"Being named a National School of Character has been the most outstanding award for our students, staff, and community to receive," said Susan Onori, Principal, Imagine Chancellor Charter School. "Character education has changed the climate in our building, increased our academic scores, and is helping shape the future of our students."

Character.org also recognizes schools of Promising Practices and the following schools received this designation: Imagine Land O’Lakes, Imagine North Port, Imagine Plantation, Imagine Weston and Imagine North Lauderdale.