Character Education

TightTwenty  Service learning is an important part of helping our students learn the value of giving back to their community. Our Tight Twenty members are student leaders who help with projects like this one where they helped collect, deliver and sort food items for an area food pantry.

An Individualized Approach to Character Education

Our philosophical approach to character education is unique because we have never prescribed to one specific program.  It is through a combination of character education best practices based on our core ethical values: Caring, Respect and Responsibility that we partner with our students, our peers, families and the greater community to help guide students to understand the incredibly positive impact strong ethics can have in every area of their lives.   

We work hard to hold each other accountable and we celebrate helping students be their best selves at PCS and beyond.

A State and National School of Character

As the only charter school in the St. Louis area designated as both a State and National School of Character, character education is at the heart of all we do.  After first receiving recognition as a State School of Character by CEP (Character Education Partnership) and Character Plus.  We were then named a National School of Character in 2011. 

CEP defines National Schools of Character as schools and districts that have demonstrated through a rigorous evaluation process that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate.  As a National School of Character, PCS is regarded as a model for other schools to follow in the area of character education.  As quoted from CEP's website: "Our National Schools of Character are obviously doing something right.  They have learned some secrets designed to make their best, better." 

PCS is committed to continuing the vial work of character education for our students as our goals is to help grow not just great students, but great people!