The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has named both Blevins Elementary and McKelvey Elementary as a 2014 National School of Character. The schools will hold this designation for five years and will be showcased in an annual publication and on the CEP website.
The National School of Character program provides an opportunity to go through a rigorous process of feedback and coaching, as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character development through CEP’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education framework.
According to the CEP, Blevins and McKelvey demonstrated that character development is infused in their curriculums. They also showcased positive impacts in the areas of academics, student behavior and school climate.
CEP will honor Blevins and McKelvey at the 2014 National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C. Blevins joins 10 other Rockwood schools and McKelvey joins one other Parkway school holding this distinction.