29 Oct Beaufort County Character Education Program
The Beaufort County School District created the Beaufort County Character Education and Student of the Month programs.
The purpose of the Character Education program is to integrate good character traits into the total school environment, as well as into the community. Character education is an educational movement that supports the social, emotional and ethical development of students.
The school counselors of Beaufort County School District selected this year’s character education words: Friendship/Kindness (August), Acceptance (September), Courage/Tolerance (October), Respect/Gratitude (November), Compassion (December), Perseverance (January), Honesty/Integrity (February), Self-Control (March), Forgiveness (April), Responsibility/Cooperation (May).
Each month, the core character word and definition will be woven into the school curriculum. In addition, one student per school who exceptionally demonstrates the core value will be selected as the Character Education Student of the Month. From these candidates, one student will be selected as the District Character Education Student of the Month.
Comprehensive, effective character education begins when members of a school, along with the local community, come together to determine the core values that they share.
As students spend about 900 hours per year in school, schools must be proactive in developing a supportive environment that instills the importance of core ethical and performance values.
Character education provides long-term solutions to moral, ethical and academic issues that are of growing concern in our society and our schools. Character education teaches students how to be their best selves and how to do their best work.