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Leadership Advancing Character & Culture in School


Leadership Advancing Character & Culture in Schools (LACCS) produces positive results in student behavior, social/emotional development, and academic performance. Creating and maintaining a meaningful approach to character education requires strong leadership and a principal with a vision to see the imporance of developing morally responsible students.

Each year LACCS will engage a new cohort of educators in monthly sessions, starting with a kick-off in August and commencing with graduation in May. This initiative combines input (speakers, workshops, experiences, readings) with ongoing reflection (both individual and circle time with the whole group), team work (at Alverno and on-site in the schools), and on-site consultation with LACCS leaders. At the end of the program, each school team will have developed a plan to infuse character education in their schools.

Kick-off Dates:  Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day

August 12 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

August 13 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Subsequent Sessions will be held monthly. Session dates include:

August 20, 8:30 am– 3:30pm                         February 16, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

September 24, 4:00 – 8:00 pm                       March 17, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

October 20, 4:00 – 8:00 pm                            April 14, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

December 10, 4:00 – 8:00 pm                         May 19, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

On-site consultations will be conducted by the LACCS Leaders. Consultations to occur 2-3 times during school year. Possible visit months are: November 2015, January, February, March and April 2016.

Additional Program Opportunities:

January 2016 - Site Visit to State School of Character

June 15-16, 2016 -  2-Day Character Education Conference

To learn more:

Download the LACCS Program Overview and LACCS brochure.

To apply:

Print and submit the LACCS Application.

Additional Connections:

Wisconsin Character Education Partnership (WCEP):
The vision of WCEP is for all Wisconsin students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions of core universal values through a self-sustaining culture. WCEP programs include Promising Practice Schools and Wisconsin Schools of Character. Learn more here.

For further information, contact the Institute for Educational Outreach at Alverno College: 414-382-6087,