VCA – Pillars of VICTORY – Character Education
Character education is the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that encourage the students to make informed and responsible choices, and to think critically. Character Education is a key component of our school-wide “HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND, WHOLE CHILD” initiative. Our goal is for each student to reach their potential academically, while also preparing them to be a champion of character beyond the classroom and in their communities. It is through Character Education that our students will learn and display high character, utilizing skills that will lead them to success in all aspects of life.
Expectations and Goals for Character Education:
Develop a caring school community that promotes and models our core values
Develop teachers and staff with an understanding of their role as character educators and an understanding that character education will be integrated throughout the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and social interactions among all members of our school and community.
Develop students who will learn about, understand, practice, and model our core values and positive character traits
Pillars of VICTORY
Respecting yourself, others and their property. Respect the rules and expectations of your school, classroom and community.
Showing appreciation and care for the people and things surrounding them, Demonstrating polite, well-mannered behavior towards other.
Staying consistent with positive actions, habits and behaviors; making responsible choices.
Being accountable for your actions. Being a person others depend on or trust. Considering possible outcomes before you act. Set a good example for others.
Trying your best to understand the needs and feelings of others; caring for others.
Aiming to do your best in all that you do and have a NEVER QUIT attitude; staying dedicated towards your purpose or goals; seeking to learn and apply all that you can.
VCA Students will act with integrity by: knowing the importance of honesty; respecting themselves and others; taking responsibility and remaining focused.
Staying calm, peaceful and focused on moving forward in times of difficulty.
Recognizing and accepting others who are different in their race, culture, habits, and beliefs.
Making good choices in the face of fear or obstacles; not allowing fear to hold us back from exploring new opportunities, developing our skills, and doing what is right.
What is SEL?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.