MCPSA Congratulates Two Missouri Charter Public Schools on High Honors

(St. Louis, MO) – Two Missouri charter public schools, and one charter school leader, have recently been awarded high honors for making a positive impact in the lives of their students.

St. Louis Charter School was recently named a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, the first Missouri charter public school to receive this distinction.  St. Louis Charter School is one of only 43 schools in the country receiving this distinction and joins schools from four St. Louis County school districts in being honored.

Since 1998, the Character Education Partnership has recognized schools for character development of students. The 15 Missouri schools receiving this recognition will be honored at the National Forum on Character Education to be held October 19-22.

In addition, Hope Academy charter public school will be inducted into the Mid- America Education Hall of Fame on November 5.  Hope Academy was founded as a drop out recovery charter school in Kansas City and has awarded diplomas to 111 students, with 91 of them going on to post secondary education institutions.  Hope Academy utilizes online instruction plans to give their students an individualized education experience tailored to their strengths and weaknesses.

Hope Academy’s Patricia Henley is being inducted individually for her work with Hope Academy, as well as for her work as the founding principal and CEO of University Academy charter school.  Also, as principal at Cler- Mont Community School in the Fort Osage School District her school was named a National Blue Ribbon School.

The Missouri Charter Public School Association congratulates these schools for their achievements and honors.

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