Even in the midst of a global pandemic, SCCPSS continues to provide social-emotional learning strategies for students. CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nationwide curriculum with practical strategies designed to produce students training in the academic, social, emotional and character development domains. Besides emphasizing and promoting a focus on positive school climate, other defining elements of CHARACTER COUNTS! are intensive decision-making strategies, mindfulness, growth mindset and behavioral change theories. CHARACTER COUNTS! is a fully integrated student development framework that incorporates the most critical research findings and current theories from all major research and evidence-based strategies. CHARACTER COUNTS! helps scholars reach their academic potential, to have the ability to succeed in school, to live happy, worthy and fulfilling personal lives, and become engaged, responsible and productive citizens.
The Six Pillars of Character are the core ethical values of CHARACTER COUNTS! These values were identified by youth development experts in 1992 as “core ethical values that transcend cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences." The Six Pillars of Character are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Each of the Six Pillar of Character traits are used within our CHARACTER COUNTS! program to help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making schools a safe environment for students to learn.
Classes begin on September 18th and continue weekly through October 30th and are conducted three times daily via Zoom. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at (912) 395- 5584.