State and National Schools of Character Awards Program
The National and State Schools of Character program, sponsored by character.org (formerly CEP, The Character Education Partnership) is a free school improvement process which has offered self-assessment and expert feedback to U.S. schools and districts engaged in character education since 1998. The Character Council, in partnership with character.org, evaluates the annual State Schools of Character (SSOC) applications in both Ohio and Kentucky to schools and districts with outstanding character education initiatives. Learn more about applying for the SSOC/NSOC awards by downloading the SSOC application. The next deadline is November 2020.