The National and State Schools of Character program, sponsored by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), is a free school improvement process that has offered self-assessment and expert feedback to U.S. schools and districts engaged in character education since 1998.

The Character Council of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, in partnership with CEP, offers the annual Kentucky State Schools of Character (SSOC) awards to schools and districts with outstanding character education initiatives. Learn more about applying for the SSOC/NSOC awards at Next deadline is Dec. 12.