Awards and achievements



St. Louis Charter School/Premier Charter School Named National School of Character-2011

Character education is at the heart of all we do at PCS. After first receiving recognition as a State School of Character by CEP (Character Education Partnership) we were then named a National School of Character in 2011. CEP defines National Schools of Character as schools and districts that have demonstrated through a rigorous evaluation process that character development has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate. As a National School of Character, PCS is regarded as a model for other schools to follow in the area of character education. As quoted from CEP's website, "Our National Schools of Character are obviously doing something right. They have learned some secrets designed to make their best, better." PCS is committed to continuing the vital work of character education for our students as our goal is to help grow not just great learners but great people!


Julie Frugo, PCS Head of School, Named 2011 Missouri Public Charter School Association

Leader of the Year

 According to the MCPSA, this award is designed to "recognize a Missouri charter public school leader who motivates students, parents, staff and community to create an outstanding school.  His or her school models a challenging, nurturing environment where children are the first priority."

Julie Frugo is a founding member of PCS (formally St. Louis Charter School,) she has served in many capacities including: fourth grade teacher, grade level administrator and Head of Professional Development and Teaching and Learning before becoming Head of School.  Her dedication and leadership in bringing excellent academic and character based educational opportunities to the students she serves is evident in all she does.