Parent engagement program at Holt Elementary.
Holt parent engagement program meeting.
Student with See you Tonight sign, for Parent Engagement Program
Photo from Holt parent engagement program session.

Holt Elementary Named 2020 Promising Practice School by

  • June 11, 2020 

    Holt Elementary School’s launch and implementation of its parent engagement program has been selected as a 2020 Promising Practice by Holt Elementary is one of just 246 schools and organizations across the country, and one of just six in Alabama, selected for this honor in 2020.

    Promising Practices represent creative approaches to help children and teens understand, care about, and consistently practice the core values that will enable them to flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and as citizens.

    “We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice,” Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of, said.

    “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.”

    Holt Elementary has been invited to showcase the program at’s National Forum in Washington, D.C., next year.

    Last month, announced the selection of Huntington Place Elementary and Walker Elementary as National Schools of Character. The Tuscaloosa County School System is proud of the work our schools are doing in the area of character and in developing a positive school culture., previously known as the Character Education Partnership, began in 1993, when a group of educators, researchers, and civic leaders formed a national organization to foster character development in our schools and communities. Ever since, the mission of has been to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures, which focus on core values and character strengths vital to school success.

Photo from Holt parent engagement program session.