Carmel Elementary named a National School of Character - CBS46 News

Carmel Elementary named a National School of Character

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Carmel Elementary School has been recognized as a National School of Character for its commitment to character education and for fostering a positive environment for social and academic learning.

The honor was awarded to only 29 schools and school districts nationwide by the Character Education Partnership. Schools are selected for using character education to increase academic achievement, reduce student disciplinary action and create an atmosphere viewed as caring and supportive by students, parents and the community.

Recipients will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. this fall.

Carmel Elementary was praised by the Partnership for its innovative practices to promote character education even in times of budget shortfalls, especially through its relationships with community organizations to provide programs for students and parents at no cost.

Carmel Elementary's focus on character education has previously earned it other top honors including being designated as the Georgia State School of Character for 2011-2013 and as a State School of Character in 2010. Dr. Keith Bryant is Principal of Carmel Elementary School.

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