What is the Core Virtues Program?
Core Virtues is a practical, non-sectarian approach to character education on the kindergarten to sixth grade level. Each month teachers highlight a key intellectual, moral, or civic virtue – virtues such as respect, responsibility, diligence, honesty, generosity, or perseverance.
Virtues highlighted each month in the Core Virtues program are common ground, consensus virtues – not controversial social or political agendas. A partial list includes: respect, responsibility, diligence, gratitude, honesty, generosity, perseverance, courage, faithfulness, compassion, openness to inquiry, and humility in the face of facts. The program objective is to ignite the imagination of the young, inspiring them to do and be their best. The program is a catalyst for academic success because it encourages the habits of the heart and mind that are necessary for quality scholarship.
For the 2014/2015 school year we will be working on the following virtues:
September: Respect and Responsibility
October: Self Control and Self Discipline
November: Love of Country
April: Graciousness and Courtesy
For more information about Core Virtues please visit www.corevirtues.net
Information Quoted directly form the Core Virtues website.