Ridgewood Elementary and Stem Early College at NC A&T were designated as two National School of Character in May 2018 by character.org. 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. There have been 547 schools nationwide to have won the award, which is in its 20th year.
Both schools demonstrate its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. Learn more about Ridgewood Elementary and STEM Early College at N.C. A&T.