Character Matters

Character development is an essential part of a child’s education. It is not an add-on to the already full school day; but rather, it is an important ingredient that helps to shape the climate and the culture of schools. It is not merely education for life. It is life itself. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in schools around the country and a national advocate and leader in the character education movement.

*Note: State Schools of Character Schools (SSOC) - this designation is for 3 years. Being named an SSOC qualifies an applicant to be considered for National Schools of Character (NSOC) status. NSOC hold their designation for 5 years.

North Carolina State Schools of Character (by year awarded)

National Schools of Character (by year awarded)