Rocky Branch Elementary School in Oconee County is the only school in Georgia to receive the 2015 Character School.
“Each of the schools and districts designated as 2015 National School of Character has done a tremendous job linking ‘smart and good’ programs to so many youth; enriching students’ lives across the USA,” said Becky Sipos, Character.org’s President & CEO. “Being designated a National School of Character recognizes the hard work that these schools put in to develop strong character education programs. They have created caring schools climates and prepare students to be future leaders who care about their communities. We are very proud all today’s honorees and, in addition, every school that participated in the application process.”
In March and April, all 104 National School of Character finalists underwent an intensive screening process that included site visits, conference calls, and analysis of the impact that their character related efforts had on academics, student behavior, and school culture as part of the consideration to be named a National School of Character.
Oconee County Schools are rated among the best schools in Georgia, and Rocky Branch Elementary School has gone above and beyond! Congratulations!