Union Academy, a K-12 charter school in Monroe, has been named one of four 2016 North Carolina schools of character, a program that recognizes strong character education programs.
Character.org, a national character education group, honored 68 schools and four districts across the country. Union Academy is the only one in the Charlotte region, and is the first N.C. charter school to receive the recognition, said spokeswoman Amanda Housand.
The program honors schools and districts with a “focus on character development that has a true positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.” Character education is one of the central themes at Union Academy, which opened in 2000.
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