As defined by Dr. Thomas Lickona, character education is the deliberate effort to develop virtues that are good for the individual and good for society. In the
Character Traits we value in the
Being accountable in word and deed; having a sense of duty to fulfill tasks with reliability, dependability, and commitment.
Pursuing worthy objectives with determination and patience while exhibiting fortitude when confronted with failure.
Showing understanding of others by treating them with kindness, compassion, generosity, and a forgiving spirit.
Demonstrating hard work in controlling emotions, words, actions, impulses, and desires; putting forth one’s best effort in all situations.
Being law abiding and involved in service to school, community, and country.
Telling the truth and admitting wrongdoing; being trustworthy and acting with integrity.
Doing the right thing in the face of difficulty and following one’s conscience instead of the crowd.
Practicing justice, equity, and equality; cooperating with one another; recognizing the uniqueness and value of each individual within our diverse society.
Showing high regard for an authority, other people, self, and country; treating others as one would want to be treated and understanding that all people have value as human beings.
A firm adherence to a code of moral and ethical values; being honest, trustworthy, and incorruptible.
A love for and loyalty to one's country.
The socially correct way of behaving that includes standards for conduct such as politeness and etiquette.
Working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit.
Creativity and Imagination
Originality and inventiveness.