6 Pillars of Character

TRUSTWORTHINESS

(Integrity, Honesty, Reliability, Loyalty)
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.

RESPECT

(Golden Rule, Tolerance and Acceptance, Nonviolence, Courtesy)
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule – Be tolerant of differences – Use good manners, not bad language – Be considerate of the feelings of others – Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone – Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.

RESPONSIBILITY

(Duty, Accountability, Pursue Excellence, Self-Control)
Do what you are supposed to do – Persevere: keep on trying! – Always do your best – use self-control – Be self-disciplined – Think before you act – Consider the consequences – Be accountable for your choices.

FAIRNESS

Fairness and Justice, Openness
Play by the rules – Take turns and share – Be open-minded, listen to others – Don’t take advantage of others – Don’t blame others carelessly.

CARING

(Concern for Others, Charity)
Be kind – Be compassionate and show you care – Express grattitude – Forgive others – Help people in need.

CITIZENSHIP

(Do Your Share, Respect Authority and Law)
Do your share to make your school and community better – Cooperate – Get involved in community affairs – Stay informed: vote – Be a good neighbor – Obey laws and rules – Respect authority – Protect the environment.