A National School of Character

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is recognized as a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, CEP.   In 2008, we challenged ourselves to complete the rigorous process required for becoming a school recognized for our character education initiative.  Following submission of a detailed evidence-based portfolio, a thorough evaluation of our integrated character education initiative and its impact on our overall academic outcomes, student behavior and school climate, CEP recognized Blessed Sacrament Catholic School as a National School of Character.  We are the only Catholic school in Utah to hold this distinguished honor.  We continue to focus on integrating faith, academics and character across the curriculum. Continuing our commitment to character education, each year the Character Education Committee develops a Social Justice theme for the year.  Students, staff, and school community engage in monthly discussions and activities centered around the theme.  Each year, the Character Education Committee submits a project to the National Promising Practices program at CEP.  The National Promising Practice program highlights what’s going well in classrooms across America and the world. The program is simple in scope and recognizes many wonderful ideas from passionate individuals who are making a real difference in the lives of their students. The Promising Practice that is submitted must be in keeping with the 11 Principles of CEP.  The Promising Practice program provides educators, parents, and community leaders an opportunity to see how initiatives can make a big difference in school climate and student development. Every year, hundreds of educators take simple, intentional steps to impact the ethical growth of their students – despite shrinking budgets and other competing challenges.  Blessed Sacrament Catholic School has been awarded EIGHT National Promising Practice awards.