Academy for Character Education Announces NYS Schools of Character 2012

January 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Troy, N.Y.—The Academy for Character Education The Sage Colleges, Troy, N.Y. is pleased to announce Allen Creek School, Pittsford, N.Y.; Wolcott Street School, LeRoy, N.Y. and California Avenue School, Uniondale, N.Y. as the New York State Schools of Character.

Sponsored by The Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges and the Character Education Partnership, the New York State Schools of Character (NYSSOC) awards program recognizes schools or districts that demonstrate outstanding school climate and academic performance.  The NYSSOC winners were chosen by a panel of independent reviewers who have been involved in character education and student development for many years.  New York State School of Character winners have advanced to the national level competition as New York’s nominees for the National School of Character awards program.  More can be learned about the national competition at  

The Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges’ Honorable Mention:

Cleveland Elementary School, Central Square, N.Y.

Malta Avenue School, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

Schools being recognized as Emerging Schools/Districts of Character include:

Turtle Hook Middle School; Uniondale, N.Y.

Harrison Avenue Elementary School; South Glens Falls, N.Y.

Central Square CSD, Central Square, N.Y.

Smith Street School, Uniondale, N.Y.

Grand Avenue School, Uniondale, N.Y.

Dundee Elementary School, Dundee, N.Y.

Northern Parkway School, Uniondale, N.Y.

Lawrence Road Middle School, Uniondale, N.Y.

Number Four School, Lawrence, N.Y.

Spring UFSD, East Hampton, N.Y.

Formal announcements and presentations will be made during The Academy for Character Education’s Champions of Character Award Banquet on April 3, 2012.  For further information about this formal announcement and school recognition, please contact The Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges.

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