Martin Luther King Jr. said "Intelligence plus character... That is the goal of true education." Character education seeks to have students perform positive actions repeatedly-until it becomes relatively unnatural for them to do the opposite. Character education seeks to change the culture of the school to one of caring, respect and optimism.
What are the components of a school character education program?
Character education programs consist of school wide activities, classroom activities, curriculum integration and community outreach.
What are "words of the month"?
Each month the components of character education revolve around a selected character trait. The traits are the same throughout the district and reflect the main tenets of respect, responsibility and service. The words are changed each year to build a vocabulary of character words.
Pennsylvania school districts shall not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Information relative to special accommodation, grievance procedure, and the designated responsible official for compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be obtained by contacting the Administration Office, East Stroudsburg Area School District, 50 Vine Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301 or call (570) 424-8500.