CHARACTER COUNTS! is an organized, integrated, and purposeful values-based initiative that creates a culture and climate fostering meaningful, measurable, and sustainable improvements that develop the academic, character and social and emotional skills of students.


  • A parent asks you, “What is CHARACTER COUNTS?” What would you say?
  • In what way is the teaching of character not only for school but for how one ought to live his or her life in personal and a workplace environment?
  • To be effective, CC! Must be meaningful, measurable and sustainable? What does that mean to you?
  • What is the most effective strategies that you use in the classroom to teach, enforce, advocate and model character with your students?


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