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Tuition Free Public Charter School • Grades K-8
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Character Education

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Character education focuses on instilling virtues such as honesty, integrity, respect, and perseverance. These traits not only shape students' ethical decision-making but also contribute to a positive school culture and community. Together, SEL and character education empower students to become compassionate, resilient, and socially responsible individuals who are equipped to thrive in diverse environments and contribute positively to society.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teaches students how to understand and manage their emotions, develop empathy, build healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions. These skills are foundational for success in school, work, and life, enabling students to navigate challenges, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others.

Community Time

Community time is vital in a school setting for fostering character education and social-emotional learning. It provides students with opportunities to develop empathy, cooperation, and a sense of belonging within their school community. Through activities such as group discussions, team-building exercises, and collaborative projects, students learn to respect diverse perspectives, communicate effectively, and resolve conflicts peacefully.

Additionally, community time allows educators to address topics like empathy, kindness, and responsibility, which are crucial for shaping students into compassionate and well-rounded individuals. By engaging in meaningful interactions with peers and teachers, students not only build stronger relationships but also develop the social and emotional skills needed to thrive academically and personally.