Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2022) — Character.org
, a national advocate and leader for character development in schools and communities, today, certified Fulton Science Academy Private School as a National School of Character. Our school is one of the 50 schools receiving this recognition in the nation and the only school in Georgia this year.
Dr. Arthur Schwartz, Character.org
’s President, said, “Each of these schools has put in place a comprehensive approach to help students understand, care about, and consistently practice the character strengths that will help them flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and as citizens.”
“There is an ethic of care at these schools,” adds Lori Soifer, who directs the Schools of Character program. “Working together with students, parents, and community members, these schools are creating stronger communities focused on character.”
Head of School, Dr. Kenan Sener, said “While we are a place for learning, the learning at FSA goes beyond academics. We believe in addressing all aspects of school life to provide a successful character education program. Earlier this year, our school was recognized as the State School of Character. After four years of rigorous preparation and application process, today, we are delighted that our school has now been recognized as a National School of Character. Winning the National Blue Ribbon School Award and the National School of Character Award during our 10th year as a school is a tremendous honor and speaks to the dedication and hard work of our wonderful school community members.
to our wonderful students, parents, and faculty members for this very special recognition! Way to go, FSA!”
Today, one of our 3rd graders, Jibriel Khatri was the Head of School for the day. Jibriel congratulated all students and faculty members using the intercom and announced a dress down day for tomorrow (Wednesday, May 18) to celebrate this achievement altogether.
Our school’s Core Values, ICARE (Integrity, Curiosity, Advocacy, Resiliency, Empathy), are now the “beating heart” of our school community and guide our school life. These values help our students in the classroom and beyond at school, at home, and within their current and future communities.
The School of Character designation is awarded by Character.org
, the nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world. This process required an in-depth application sharing the practices within our school community to develop and refine a caring school culture. Since its inception, the National Schools of Character program has impacted over three million students, staff, parents, and community members. The schools and districts that apply must meet the rigorous standards articulated in Character.org
’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools. Each school is assessed by a team of trained evaluators.
Founded in 1993, Character.org
empowers people of all ages to practice and model core values that shape our hearts, minds, and choices. Since 1993, Character.org
has inspired, recognized, and celebrated thousands of people in schools, organizations, workplaces, communities, and families across the world. Character.org
is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character education researchers. During the past 20 years, more than 1,000 schools have been recognized by Character.org
as a National School of Character.