“Character is the force within the individual that distinguishes each person from others. It creates for each of us our individuality, our goodness. It is that without which no one can respect oneself, nor hope to attain the respect of others. It is this force of character that guides one through life and, once developed, grows steadily within. Character is achieved and not received. It is the product of constant thought and action, the daily striving to make the right choice. The problem of character is the problem of self‑control. We must be in reality what we wish to appear to others—to be rather than to seem. By demonstrating such qualities as respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship, we may hope to prove by example that we value character.”

The student of character:

• Consistently exemplifies positive and desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)

• Cooperates by complying with all school policies and regulations and codes of student conduct

• Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously

• Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, academic integrity, and reliability

• Regularly exhibits courtesy, concern, and respect for others

• Complies with instructions and rules, and displays personal responsibility.