Foothill Elementary utilizes CHARACTER COUNTS! as a model for character education and for developing citizenship skills. The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. The program is based on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.
There are Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS are listed below:
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
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
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 consequences* Be accountable for your choices
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
Be kind* Be compassionate and show you care* Express gratitude* Forgive others* Help people in need
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