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Character Education

Overview: Character Education Impacts Academics and Transforms Behavior
Character Education fosters and fortifies core values that successfully achieve the following objectives:

Character Education is not a curriculum. It is a transformed mindset, a continuous refreshing and renewing of the mind that channels dispositions and behaviors that edify.

Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, An Advocate for Character Education

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Muskogee High School, A Model for Character Education
Muskogee High School has been recognized and celebrated as the 2011 State and National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership (CEP) in Washington D.C., whose mission is to provide the vision and leadership and resources for schools, families, and communities to develop ethical citizens committed to building a just and caring world.

Screenshot of the We Are Muskogee video.

In 2011, Muskogee High School became Oklahoma’s first State and National School of Character, and as this video documents, MHS has a long, rich history. MHS is a very diverse school in northeastern Oklahoma with its beginnings dating to statehood. Learn about the origin of the name "Roughers" in the 1920’s, the molding of a new school and mascot coming out of integration in the early 1970’s, the rich academic offerings today and the commitment to move into the future. We are Muskogee!

National Schools of Character
2015: Muskogee’s Rougher Alternative Academy   
2014: Hilldale Middle School and Sadler Arts Academy
2013: Muskogee’s Rougher Alternative Academy   
2011: Muskogee High School  

State Schools of Character
2015: Pryor High School
2014: Hilldale Middle School and Sadler Arts Academy

Additional Character Education resources can be found by visiting the Information for K-12 Teachers and Staff page (under Other Helpful Information).