School culture shapes many aspects of student experiences: from feeling safe and supported to the norms about learning, to the interactions through which students internalize emotional and social competencies such as grit, responsibility, civility, and citizenship. Creating a strong intentional culture is the fundamental pathway towards achieving excellence with integrity.
We credit our work with the Institute as a major factor contributing to the achievement of the National Schools of Character award. Results from the CEEA survey enabled our school to create focused, data-driven goals. Professional development and the implementation of Excellence with Integrity tools resulted in measurable growth in the targeted areas.
Former PCSD school counselor