Below are the guiding principles Blades Elementary follows to evaluate its Character Education program:
Principle 1: The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
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Principle 2: The school defines "character" comprehensively to include thinking, feeling and doing.
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Principle 3 : The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
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Principle 4: The school creates a caring community.
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Principle 5: The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
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Principle 6: The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
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Principle 7: The school fosters students' self-motivation.
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Principle 8: The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
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Principle 9: The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
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Principle 10: The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
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Principle 11: The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.