GCS Schools of Character Recognized Nationally

Guilford County Schools will share its success with districts from across the country at the 2014 Character Education Partnership Forum. The forum will be held in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

GCS’s Character Development department will present a workshop on how it transformed the school district through character development. Three North Carolina schools, all from GCS, will also be recognized for receiving the 2014 State and National Schools of Character recognition. The schools honored are Colfax Elementary, Southern Middle and Southwest Middle.

During the workshop, the Character Development team will share how Guilford County Schools embeds character development into the district’s culture. Last year alone, 920 seniors graduated with service-learning recognition, students logged more than 254,000 service-learning hours and the district has 160 community partners supporting service-learning. GCS was also described as one of the “districts leading the character charge,” in the national Schools of Character Magazine.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for our team to share our school district’s journey in overcoming challenges by building a district that is character strong,” says Charlos Banks, executive director of student services.