CCCO is the Oklahoma sponsor of the State Schools of Character Program as organized by the Character Education Project (CEP). Two awards are available to those schools that meet a high standard of character education effectiveness and are awarded only after a thorough and rigorous application process. Both awards are based on the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education as developed by CEP.
The two awards are:
- The Promising Practice award, given for innovative practices that develop good character in K-12 students.
- The State Schools of Character (SSOC) award for those schools that prove effectiveness in all 11 Principles as determined by CEP. Those that win the SSOC award are eligible to be honored as a National School of Character, the ultimate award given by CEP.
Since becoming the state sponsor in late 2010, CCCO is proud to announce that the following schools have received awards from the CEP:
Muskogee Public Schools received 7 Promising Practice awards for 2012 from the Character Education Partnership in Washington, D.C. The district and individual schools have been recognized for innovative practices that develop good character in K-12 students. This year’s recognized practices are:
- Muskogee High School - Rougher 300 program to encourage and recognize students for 300 hours of volunteer service.
- Muskogee Public Schools - Character Camp, which offers students a summer camp experience in building leadership and good character. (District award)
- Muskogee Public Schools - Cafe Conversations, a district-wide opportunity for students to let their voices be heard. (District award)
- Rougher Alternative Academy - Serve to Learn program in which students partner with the Muskogee Animal Shelter to care for dogs at the shelter.
- Sadler Arts Academy - The Power of Legacy, building a school legacy that extends to our community and state.
- Sadler Arts Academy - S.U.P.E.R. Club (Students Understanding Philanthropy and Educating Relationships)
- Whittier Elementary - 80′s for Alzheimer’s, Students Dancing a Cure in which students sponsored a dance to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.
- Rougher Alternative Academy is a 2012 Honorary State School Of Character.
- Muskogee High School is a 2011 National School of Character.