2011 Illinois Schools of Character

SSOCApplication Deadline: December 1, 2010 (postmarked)

Illinois Applications are mailed via UPS/FedEx to:
University of Illinois Extension
McDonough County
3022 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455

Or email a PDF file with all information to tessa@illinois.edu by December 1, 2010.

University of Illinois Extension and Character Education Partnership (CEP) are partnering to offer the Illinois Schools of Character (IL -SSOC) competition. Many states including Illinois conduct a SSOC competition as a preliminary step to advancing to the Character Education Partnership’s (CEP) National awards program, the NSOC awards. The Illinois Schools of Character program is supported by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The IL SSOC and NSOC applications are the same. However, if your school or district is located in Illinois, you must apply directly to the University of Illinois Extension, not to CEP. Every year, CEP names 10 public and private schools and districts (K-12) as National Schools of Character (NSOC) for their outstanding work in character education. The Illinois School of Character winner will advance to the National School of Character award competition. In 2010, winning NSOC schools and districts received a $3,000 award!

Documents Needed to Apply

For more information about the Illinois State Schools of Character awards program, contact Tessa Hobbs-Curley at tessa@illinois.edu.

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