Discover how 12 ordinary schools achieved extraordinary results. Bestselling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen extraordinary primary and secondary public and charter schools where confident children joyfully strive to accomplish worthy goals in concert with their friends. These mainstream American institutions focus on a culture of character as their foundation and demonstrate scalable, sustainable, and replicable models for your school to emulate. The results are undeniable: - Students who are encouraged to build lasting personal character and a strong sense of purpose - Motivated teachers who feel rewarded for their hard work - Improved student achievement in multiple subject areas Strategies for creating a healthy school culture including intentionality and hands-on guidance by the headteacher come to life through case studies. These compelling examples will help educators and parents focus on strong personal character as the desired result of genuine learning.