Coastal Academy Receives 2019 School of Character Award from


Oceanside, CA- Each year, certifies schools and districts at the state level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development, which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. This award is considered the highest distinction and Coastal Academy is the only school in California to be recognized in 2019.
Criteria for selection are based on’s 11 Principles of Character, which include providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort.

“We are honored to receive this national recognition!” said Coastal Academy Principal Marcy Cashin. “ We believe that creating a school environment that nurtures strong character development is necessary for students to learn and thrive.”

“We are pleased to announce the 2019 State Schools and Districts of Character today,” said Doug Karr,’s President & CEO. “These schools’ representatives, including educators, parents and students, are working together to create stronger communities focused on character. We are honored to validate their efforts and continue coaching them along their journeys. ”
Coastal Academy is an award-winning, tuition-free, public charter school serving grades TK-12 in Oceanside, California. Apart of The Classical Academy organization, the school partners with parents to prepare students to think, communicate, and achieve. New family open house events will be held in February 2019 and interested students are invited to attend. For more information, visit is dedicated to growth and success through the advancement of quality character development in schools and communities through our inspiring, empowering and certifying programs and resources. Visit to learn more and to view the complete list of schools.


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