The Cobb County Character Education program was formed to support parents' efforts in
developing good character in their children. The schools, parents and communities identified
a list of character words and definitions deemed important regardless of a person's political
leanings, race, gender or religious convictions.
The purpose of the Character Education program is to integrate good character traits into
the total school environment, as well as into the community. These words and definitions focus
on the attitudes and personal qualities that build a foundation for success in life and work.
These character traits are imbedded throughout the curriculum and are a daily focus of both
students and school staff members.
In addition to the Character Education program that exists in every school in Cobb County,
a positive leadership development class exists in each high school. These classes, called
Principled Thinking, focus on development of positive student leadership skills. The purpose
of the Principled Thinking class is to establish and promote character driven student leaders
for the community and school. Ultimately, this will evolve into community service projects,
as well as into deeper integration within the total school community.
Click here to download a pintable version of the Character Education Schedule
|RESPECT: Showing regard for the worth of someone or something
||Pride and belief in one's self and in achievement of one's potential.
||Respect for Others*
||Concern for and motivation to act for the welfare of others.
||Respect for Authority
||Respect for those individuals who are in positions of responsibility.
||Respect for Learning and Punctuality*
||Appreciation for the importance of and effort involved in
acquiring knowledge. Showing high regard for the worth of promptness.
|INTEGRITY: Steadfast adherence to a strict code of moral, ethical or artistic values;
to consistently be truthful, sincere, and fair. Keeping one's word.
||Truthfulness and sincerity;
free from deception.
confidence; reliable; dependable.
||The power to
direct or regulate your actions and emotions.
||Justice / Fairness*
proper, and reasonable treatment of behavior and
viewpoints of others.
RESPONSIBILITY: Taking care of one's self and others;
to carry out a duty or task carefully and thoroughly
|Good humored, bright and
pleasant. Realistic positive confidence of feeling toward
||Being responsible for your
decisions and actions; dependable.
||A sense of what is right,
just and true; privilege.
Pride / Cleanliness*
||Care and satisfaction in
your school’s environment, achievement and success.
CITIZENSHIP*: Respectful devotion
or allegiance to one's country and/or school
||Individual, responsible participation
in decision making; government by the people.
||Respectful devotion or love to one’s
||Useful, usable, and required duty to
COMPASSION*: Showing concern or sympathy for others
||A feeling of
thankful appreciation for benefits received.
willingness to give and share your time and talents in
willing to help, friendly, courteous, and considerate.
RESILIENCE: The capacity to successfully manage high levels of change
||Willingness to admit mistakes and take
responsibility; not pretentious.
||Self-confidence / Empowerment
||Realistic positive attitude about, and
trust in one’s self; sense of security, and
||Adaptability and versatility; clever,
imaginative, and inventive.
||Proactive; thinking and taking action
on your own; industry.
||Relying on one’s own abilities,
efforts, or judgments.
TOLERANCE*: Consideration for the individual differences, views and beliefs of other people
of the diversity of others, their opinions, practices, and
yourself and others by ceasing to feel resentment towards
together for a common purpose. The ability to take winning
and losing without gloating or complaining.
civil, and courteous behavior towards others in words and
COMMITMENT: The obligation or pledge to carry out some action or to support some policy or person
||Dedication / Loyalty
commitment and duty.
conservation and care of your surroundings and planet
||The desire to
move towards a goal.
to take on every task with a sense of purpose and caring
for those around them.
|ACCOMPLISHMENT: Pride and appreciation for attaining one's goals
without giving up.
||To meet a
challenge without giving in to fear.
||Patience* / Moderation
||The power to
wait calmly without complaining; avoiding extremes.
judgment; ability to make reasoned decisions; insight.
your Understanding (Thinking), Caring About (Feeling), and
Acting Upon (Behavior) in becoming a good example of
positive character this year. A summary.