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Minnesota Schools of Character & Promising Practices Awards



The Schools of Character program is a school improvement process offering the opportunity for recognition, self-assessment and professional feedback to schools and districts engaged in character education. The program honors all schools and districts that demonstrate an exemplary level of implementation of the 11 Principles of Effective Character EducationSynergy & Leadership Exchange (Synergy) works in partnership with to offer the Schools of Character program in Minnesota. 

►Visit the Minnesota Schools of Character page.
As part of the Schools of Character program, Synergy also presents Promising Practice Awards. The awards recognize a successful, specific and unique practice created by a school that promotes positive character development and in keeping with the 11 Principles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

►Visit the Promising Practices page.        

Synergy recognized the 2016 Minnesota Schools of Character and Promising Practice honorees at the Character Recognition Awards celebration May 26 at the state capitol.  
View 2016 ceremony recap. will recognize the National Schools of Character and Promising Practice honorees at the 23rd National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C. Oct. 14-15.
Current Honorees
2016 Minnesota School of Character:
  • Saint Mark’s Catholic School – St. Paul
2016 Honorable Mention, Minnesota School of Character:
  • Cologne Academy – Cologne
2016 Promising Practices Awards:
  • Academy For Sciences & Agriculture – Vadnais Heights
  • Avalon School* – St. Paul
  • Ellis Middle School (2 awards) – Austin
  • IJ Holton Intermediate School – Austin
  • Minnesota Online High School – St. Paul
  • Northfield Area Learning Center – Northfield
  • Orchard Lake Elementary School – Lakeville
 *Denotes a Minnesota Promising Practice that has received national recognition by
Prior Honorees

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