LA PLATA, Md. (July 28, 2009)—Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf was named a 2009 Maryland School of Character by the Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) and the Character Education Partnership.
The awards program recognizes schools that demonstrate outstanding character education programs that yield positive results in student behavior and academic performance. Schools that apply for Character Education awards are evaluated by independent reviewers who are involved in character education and student development. Criteria for the award include a comprehensive character education initiative implemented in the school community.
As a Maryland School of Character, Stone advanced to the national level of competition as a state nominee for the National School of Character awards program. Stone will be recognized and honored by the MCCE for their character education program at a luncheon in September.
The Maryland Schools of Character awards program is sponsored collaboratively through the MCCE, the Character Education Partnership and the Maryland State Department of Education.