||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
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!