Our Character Education program here at Algonkian is organized around the Six Pillars of Character, a nationally recognized program called Character Counts! Developed by leading educational and community organizations dedicated to strengthening the character of youth.
"A person of character lives by the Six Pillars of Character"
RESPECT: A person of character values all persons, lives by the Golden Rule, respects the dignity, privacy and freedom of others, is courteous and polite to all and is tolerant and accepting of differences.
CITIZENSHIP: A person of character is a good citizen, does his or her share, helps the community, plays by the rules, and respects authority and law.
CARING: A person of character is caring, compassionate, kind, loving, considerate and charitable.
FAIRNESS: A person of character is fair and just, is impartial, listens and is open to differing viewpoints.
RESPONSIBILITY: A person of character meets the demands of duty, is accountable, pursues excellence and exercises self-control.
TRUSTWORTHINESS: A person of character is trustworthy, lives with integrity, is honest, reliable and loyal.