Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2016)— Character.org, a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of character development in schools, communities and workplaces across the U.S. and globally, today designated 67 schools and four districts from 15 states as National Schools and Districts of Character for 2016.
Union Academy Charter School is one of the designated schools. Union Academy is a tuition-free public charter school that educates 1400 students in grades K-12 under the leadership of Headmaster Dr. Ann Walters. The school, established in 2000, was the first charter school in Union County. The character education journey began in the founding principles of the charter itself. The charter was developed by parents to create a school that educates the whole child by incorporating community service and eight guiding character traits into a challenging curriculum. The overarching goal of Union Academy is to teach and model character to create a culture that develops students into good citizens, lifelong learners and community volunteers.