SWEDESBORO — The New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD) has selected Charles G. Harker School as a 2020 Honorable Mention New Jersey State School of Character.
Due to the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District’s dedication to support character, social, and emotional development of all students, the District was committed to submitting one of our schools for consideration of recognition as a 2020 New Jersey State School of Character.
Each year, Character.org certifies schools and districts at the state level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.
Criteria for selection are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Character which include providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership, and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort. The Harker School was recognized in its application for implementing “promising practices” and strategies that could help other schools.
Through school culture and curriculum, the New Jersey Schools of Character Program help students develop and apply core values that will serve them as they grow into the leaders who will soon shape our world.
SWSD Superintendent, Dr. Kristin O’Neil says, “We are so proud that the Harker School was selected as a 2020 Honorable Mention New Jersey School of Character.” Dr. O’Neil continues, “This honor demonstrates what we each already knew, which is to say that we are a true leader in the state of New Jersey with the quality of education we provide!”
To learn more about the Charles G. Harker School or the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District, visit www.swedesboro-woolwich.com.