• Commitment to Character

      Commitment to Character, the Pinellas County Schools district model for character development, utilizes a common language, teachable moments, literature, service learning, and modeling to teach character in all curriculum areas. Rather than using a prescribed curriculum, the Commitment to Character model provides a menu of strategies that are infused through the everyday curriculum with an intentional, conscious focus. The goal of the program is to create a school culture that is saturated with respect, responsibility, honesty and other character qualities to prepare students for college, career and life.
       

    Month by Month Calendar

    • Respect*   
      August - Treating yourself and others with courtesy and consideration.

      Responsibility*   
      September - Doing your best and taking ownership for your words and actions.

      Cooperation*
      October - Getting along with others and working together to accomplish a goal.

      Citizenship*  
      November - Being law abiding and involved in service to school, community and country.

      Kindness*   
      December - Being nice and considerate toward others.

      Self-Motivation    
      January - Working in a careful and consistent manner without giving up.

      Tolerance*           
      February - Respecting the individual differences, views, and beliefs of other people.

      Honesty*             
      March - Using truthful speech and behavior.

      Self-Control*        
      April - Managing your emotions and choosing acceptable behavior.

      Caring                  
      May - Being kind, friendly, considerate and willing to listen, give and share.

      Courage                
      June - Being brave in difficult situations, challenging yourself.

      Patriotism*           
      July - Demonstrating allegiance to one’s country.

      *Beginning 2004-2005 Character Education, K-12, shall stress these character qualities. Florida School Code, Section 1003.42(2)(s).

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