The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University has recognized four Carroll County schools as School of the Year Award recipients for character education.
Carroll County Public Schools announced in a news release Thursday that Carrolltowne Elementary and East, Oklahoma Road and Shiloh middle schools have been recognized by the center.
The Maryland Center for Character Education recognizes schools around the state that exemplify the mission to make a difference in the ethical lives of individuals and the entire community through education, example, and action. The center encourages teachers and administrators in both public and private schools to teach, model, and reinforce values and ethical behavior.
Schools must submit an application demonstrating their best practices based on the Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education.
The awards will be presented at an awards program and luncheon Oct. 3 at Stevenson University. Each school will receive a banner and a certificate of recognition.
Carrolltowne, Eldersburg, Parr's Ridge and Spring Garden elementary schools and East and Shiloh middle schools were recognized last year.