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Sitting Bull Academy recognized as California State School of Character

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – Sitting Bull Academy has been selected as one of 65 schools nationwide to be recognized as a 2018 State School of Character, and the only school in California to receive this honor.

The school hopes to receive the National School of Character award this spring and is currently in the evaluation process for this award.

“I’ve always said that I not only want high-achieving honor students, I want honorable students,” said Principal Phyllis Carnahan. “From students to staff, it’s a goal for us to all have leadership qualities so that we can all move toward developing character, wiping out bullying, and setting a positive example. As a school, I want to keep moving in that direction.”

Each year, and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development which has a true positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. State Schools of Character were announced on Jan. 30, and will be forwarded to for consideration for national recognition as National Schools of Character. For more information, visit

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