Character Counts Program

Character Counts


  • Trustworthiness – 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 – Treat others with respect – follow the Golden Rule; be tolerant and accepting 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 – Do what you are supposed to do; plan ahead; 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 words, actions, and attitudes; set a good example for others.
  • Fairness – 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; treat all people fairly.
  • Caring – Be kind; be compassionate and show you care; express gratitude; forgive others; help people in need.
  • Citizenship – 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; volunteer.