San Antonio, TX - January 25, 2022, - The School of Science and Technology Discovery District has been recognized by Character.org in a list of 68 schools and 2 school districts in their 2022 State Schools and Districts of Character.
SST Discovery District is the only district named in Texas and one of two in the United States. According to their website, “Character.org certifies schools and districts at the state level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate. Schools and districts announced today will be considered for Character.org’s highest distinction – National School of Character.”
The Discovery District includes schools within San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Houston:
- Advancement in Houston
- Corpus Christi Elementary in Corpus Christi
- Corpus Christi High School in Corpus Christi
- Bayshore in Corpus Christi
- Discovery in San Antonio
- Hill Country in San Antonio
- Northwest in San Antonio
- Sugarland in Houston
“Character education is important to our SST curriculum and being recognized by Character.org puts steam in our engines to raise the next generation of leaders and help our teachers and staff flourish,” says Mr. Fevzi Shemshack, Superintendent of the School of Science & Technology.
School of Science and Technology Public Schools drive academic and socio-emotional development through a college preparatory, STEM-based learning model. SST’s model is anchored on 21st-century skills, embraced by a character-building approach, and delivered in an enriching, safe, and student-centered learning environment.
Learn more about SST Public Schools at sstschools.org
ABOUT CHARACTER.ORG: Character.org is a worldwide network that empowers people of all ages to practice and model the ethical core values that shape our hearts, minds and choices. Formerly known as the Character Education Partnership, the organization has relentlessly advocated for character since 1993. Today, Character.org creates and shares resources that support people around the globe, including the 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. The organization’s vision is to be the global leader and voice for developing character in families, schools, and organizations. Learn more at Character.org.