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HAU earns ‘National School of Character’ designation

Holy Angel University received a National School of Character designation from the Character Education Partnership Philippines (CEPP), an affiliate of the Washington DC-based Character.org. This announcement was made by University President Dr. Luis Maria Calingo last December 3, making HAU the first university in the Philippines to have been given this recognition.


A rigorous evaluation process using the Character.org's evidence-based framework called The Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education was undergone by the University to prove that the character education program of The University has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate.


Worldwide, schools of character are known "for positively shaping the social, emotional, and character development of the young people entrusted to them. Students in these schools feel safe, respected, and connected to those around them, allowing them to thrive academically and socially and be motivated to give back to their communities."


Schools of character also contain an environment in which, "bullying is rare; cheating and discipline problems decline; test scores, grades, and homework completion go up; attendance and graduation rates are high; dropout rates are low; achievement gaps are narrowed; teacher retention and satisfaction are high; parent satisfaction and engagement rates are high; and student engagement and involvement is high."


In his announcement to the HAU community, Dr. Calingo thanked the academic community for "working together to bring life to our mission of producing persons of conscience, competence, and compassion," specifically citing the Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration, the Basic Education Department, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education for the documentation and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for the support.


Date Posted: 12-11-2017