Representative teachers, administrators, parents, Board members, and community members from all sites throughout the district participated in three full days of CHARACTER COUNTS!® training. Based on the overwhelming positive response for all participants, our Board adopted CHARACTER COUNTS!® as the character education framework for our district.
The CHARACTER COUNTS!® approach to character education includes everyone, and is based on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
The Six Pillars of Character are ethical values to guide our choices. The standards of conduct that arise out of those values constitute the ground rules of ethics, and therefore of ethical decision-making.
CHARACTER COUNTS!® continues to have a positive impact with students and adults. For more information go to www.charactercounts.org