Kids are 27% of our population, but 100% of our future. Which way they go depends on us.
Whatever happened to honesty, respect, and integrity among young people? Good character still counts in Prescott Unified School District. That’s why PUSD implemented CHARACTER COUNTS!
CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian character-education framework that teaches the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition includes thousands of schools, communities, and nonprofit organizations.
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country.
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.
Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices.
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly.
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need.
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment.
CHARACTER COUNTS Official Web Site
Arizona Character Education Foundation The only nonprofit in AZ for Character Counts. Provides grants, support and important timely information to keep in the loop on CC activities in Arizona.
Arizona Department of Education Character Education Web Page Contains Character Education information, including alignment to AZ State Standards, inservice, and program/materials request forms.