As part of the National Schools of Character awards program, the Character Education Partnership (CEP) gives annual Promising Practices awards to schools and districts in the United States and elsewhere for implementing unique and specific strategies in character education. Selected schools and districts receive an award certificate at the Promising Practices Awards Ceremony at the CEP National Forum on Character Education.
Eagle Rock School joins 229 schools and districts from across the United States as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico awards for “Promising Practices” in character education and is being honored specifically for their nationally recognized “new student orientation” process.
Head of School, Robert Burkhardt, explains, “We are honored to be considered for this award. For seventeen years Eagle Rock has strived to build a learning community where students and staff develop the content of their character on a daily basis.”
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is an advocacy group for character education based in Washington, D.C. It is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian, coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in our nation’s K-12 schools.” CEP’s mission is “Leading the nation in helping schools develop people of good character for a just and compassionate society.”