Childersburg High School today received a state award for its emphasis on character education.
Childersburg High School was named a 2021 State School of Character by Character.org, a national organization advocating for character education in schools.
Childersburg High School is one of just three schools in Alabama, all located in the Central Alabama area, to receive this designation, according to a release today from Character.org. As a State School of Character, Childersburg High School will now be eligible to be named a National School of Character later this year.
Childersburg High School was first recognized by Character.org in 2020 with a Promising Practices award for its character education program, “CHS House Program.” The program provides students at Childersburg High School a mentorship program with clear expectations, positive behavioral supports, and a common language among faculty and staff when discussing character education, according to school assistant principal Brittanni Brown.
"The need for character development in schools is essential to the development of the total child. Social emotional learning practices should be incorporated daily to support students and teachers in the educational setting. " principal Quentin J. Lee, Ed.D., said.
The school has incorporated fun ways for students to engage and feel the embrace of a school family.
"I am so proud of the work our school community is doing to ensure that we are educating the whole child. Our staff is dedicated to raising kids that will give back to our community. It is an honor to be recognized as a State School of Character," Lee said.