Six Imagine Schools Receive Honors as 2019 National Schools of Character

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It is with great pride and excitement we announce the designation of six Imagine Schools as 2019 National Schools of Character by

Congratulations to the following schools on their achievement!

Imagine Cortez Park – Arizona

Imagine Hope Lamond – Washington, D.C.

Imagine North Port (K-12) – Florida

Imagine South Vero – Florida

Imagine Town Center (recertified a second time) – Florida

Imagine West Melbourne – Florida

Six Imagine Schools’ campuses across the country earn national recognition.

Their diligent work all year long, and the completion of a comprehensive application to demonstrate alignment to the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, has earned these school teams the highest honors awarded by The process to achieve School of Character designation assists schools in taking a deeper look at their character development practices to find pathways for continuous improvement. 

The schools honored this year join 12 fellow Imagine Schools’ campuses, for a total of 18 National Schools of Character nationwide.

Imagine South Lake – 2010 & recertified in 2016

Imagine Weston – 2014

Imagine Town Center – 2014 & recertified in 2019

Imagine Evening Rose – 2015

Imagine East Mesa – 2017

Imagine Desert West – 2017

Imagine Prep Surprise – 2017

Imagine Firestone – 2017

Imagine Chancellor – 2017

Imagine Bella – 2018

Imagine Great Western – 2018

Imagine Land O’Lakes – 2018

Imagine Rosefield – 2018

Imagine Cortez Park – 2019

Imagine North Port (K-12) – 2019

Imagine West Melbourne – 2019

Imagine South Vero – 2019

Imagine Hope Lamond – 2019

We are proud of our schools’ achievements in character development and hope the list of campuses considering this growth opportunity continues to grow each year.

The 2018-2019 school year resulted in significant recognition for all of the hard work our campus leaders put in every day. Character education is truly a defining asset of the Imagine experience. It is an approach to school culture and climate improvement that supports the social, emotional and ethical development of students. It is the proactive and intentional effort by schools, communities and states to help students develop important core ethical (recognizing what’s right) and performance (doing what’s right) values such as empathy, honesty, diligence, fairness, fortitude, responsibility, grit, creativity, critical thinking and respect for self and others. Lastly, it is something we hold in the highest regard on every Imagine campus.

We acknowledge the hard work of all Imagine staff members to educate the hearts and minds of students. Every Imagine ambassador that interacts with the students we serve, is a character educator. Thank you for what you do every day to help students grow into their full-potential!

Visit to learn more about the National Forum, the Schools of Character Certification (State & National) and the 2019 national honorees.

Imagine Schools is a national non-profit network of public charter schools preparing students for lives of leadership, accomplishment and exemplary character.

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  1. My granddaughter graduated this year from Imagine International Academy in McKinney Texas with high honors. She will be pursuing a degree in International Studies in the fall at the University of Oklahoma. I think her high school is a very fine school with a character that excels most. I would ask why is her school not on that list of National Schools of Character. Was it listed as such in a previous year? Is the fact that it is not on this list a cause for concern. What are the qualifiers for determining a School of Character?

    Thank you for your time, and consideration of the questions raised.

    Edna Hargraves

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