The Foundation for Character Development has named Eagle Rock School of Estes Park the 2010 Colorado State School of Character. Sponsored nationally by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), the State Schools of Character (SSOC) Awards event will be held at the Supreme Court Chambers, in the Colorado State Capitol in Denver this summer, followed by representation at the 17th annual National Forum on Character Education in San Francisco, CA in October.
Originally an initiative of the American Honda Education Corporation, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center has received well-deserved attention for its successful methods in education since opening its doors in 1993. Designed as an intervention program for high school age students and a training facility for adult educators, Eagle Rock puts the emphasis on integrity, community service, communication and respect.
The Eagle Rock campus and development center hosts educators from all over the country who want to learn the innovative concepts employed by the Eagle Rock staff and take them back to their own students. As a SSOC school, Eagle Rock has been featured in Teacher Magazine, the New York Times, professional journals and books: The Other Side of the Curriculum: Lessons For Learners, and Engaging the Disengaged – How Schools Can Help Struggling Students Succeed, both authored by Lois Brown Easton and Small Schools Big Ideas – The Essential Guide to Successful School Transformation by Mara Benetiz, Jill Davidson and Laura Flaxman.