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Colorado’s Eagle Rock School Has Character

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center has been recognized as a 2012 National School of Character by the nonprofit, Character Education Partnership based in Washington, DC.

Each year, Character Education Partnership (CEP)selects schools and districts that demonstrate their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.

National Schools of Character (NSOC) 2012 winners include 20 public schools, 3 private schools, a charter school, and a school district.

Before advancing to the national level for review, those schools and districts from over 30 participating states are recognized at State Schools of Character (SSOC).

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, based in Estes Park, will receive the SSOC award fromThe Foundation for Character Development for Colorado later this Spring.

CEP will then honor this year’s national winners at their annual conference scheduled for early November in Washington, DC. At the ceremony, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center will receive an NSOC award, banner, and a small grant to help with outreach efforts.

Eagle Rock School is an initiative of the American Honda Education Corporation. Based in Estes Park, Eagle Rock is a year-round, full-scholarship school for high school students. Eagle Rock’s Professional Development Center works with adult educators from around the country who want to study how to re-engage, retain and graduate students.

My journalism career started in college when I worked as a reporter and Weekend Edition host for WEKU-FM, an NPR member station in Richmond, KY. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism.
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