• Principles of Character
    The following eleven principles serve as criteria our schooll used to plan character education efforts.
    Principle 1
    Promotes core ethical values as the basis of good character.
    Principle 2
    Defines "character" comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and behavior.
    Principle 3
    Uses a comprehensive, intentional, proactive, and effective approach to character development.
    Principle 4
    Creates a caring school community.

    Principle 5
    Provides students with opportunities for moral action.
    Principle 6
    Includes a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
    Principle 7
    Strives to foster students self motivation.
    Principle 8
    Engages the school staff as a learning and moral community that shares responsibility for character education and attempts to adhere to the same core values that guide the education of students.

    Principle 9
    Fosters shared moral leadership and long range support of the character education initiative.
    Principle 10
    Engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
    Principle 11
    Evaluates the character of the school, the school staff's functioning as character educators, and the extent to which students manifest good character.