Goforth Elementary Named 2018 Texas School of Character

Goforth Elementary Named 2018 Texas School of Character
Posted on 03/07/2018
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Goforth Elementary in the Clear Creek Independent School District was named a 2018 Texas School of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader in character education, and the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). The school was one of only seven across the state to be recognized for its character education program.

Goforth Principal Mark Smith and his staff are committed to improving academics, student behavior and the culture on campus through purposeful character education. The school even developed its own Character Pledge that students start out their day reciting.

“We are so grateful for the hard work of our staff, students and community,” said Goforth Principal Mark Smith. “This is a front-and-center seat to the character that we see changing both today and tomorrow within our schools and in our community.” He added that Character.org has given them the foundation to implement Clear Creek ISD’s core values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship into character development each day.

Since its inception in 1998, Character.org has awarded more than 500 schools with the distinction of State School of Character. Criteria for the designation are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which include providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts.

Goforth will now be considered for the National School of Character designation. Clear Lake City Elementary, Mossman Elementary, North Pointe Elementary, Robinson Elementary and Ward Elementary in CCISD have already earned that highest distinction for character education. 

Visit www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum and the Schools of Character program.

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