|Arlington Traditional School is one of 12 schools profiled in a new book, "On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character" by Samuel Casey Carter. The book details selected American schools that focus on exceptional character development, school culture and academic achievement. ATS is chapter 8! Carter, a senior fellow with the Center for Educational Reform, studied the cultures of more than 3,500 schools across the country. Visit Samuel Casey Carter's website for more information about the book and to order copies. In addition, click here to view Samuel Casey Carter discuss his book on C-SPAN.|
Schools of Character talk about Character every day!
"There is a common saying that character education is about helping young people know the good, desire the good, and do the good. By helping young people reflect on the laws of life that mean the most, we know they are more likely to live by those principles and ideals throughout their lives."(Sanford N. McDonnell, Chairman Emeritus, McDonnell Douglas Corporation)
Six Pillars of Character
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.
A person of character meets the demands of duty, is accountable, pursues excellence, and exercises self-control.
A person of character is caring, compassionate, kind, loving, considerate, and charitable.
A person of character is fair and just, is impartial, listens, and is open to differing viewpoints.
A person of character is trustworthy, lives with integrity, is honest, reliable, and loyal.
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.