Mission: To develop positive character traits in students by providing a high quality character education process and resources to schools, homes, and communities.
The goal of BISD in implementing a comprehensive plan for character education is to develop students socially, ethically and academically by fostering character development and promoting rigorous learning. Character education supports academic excellence because it lays a foundation for ALL learning that takes place in school.
Builds a positive campus climate
Builds connections with students, teachers, parents, and communities
Supports positive behaviors in every area of school life
BISD is using The CHARACTERCOUNTS!® educational framework for the district wide implementation of character development. CHARACTER COUNTS! is one of the most widely implemented approaches to character education in the world, reaching millions of youth.
A framework centered on basic values called the "Six Pillars of Character":
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship
Embraced by thousands of schools, communities, public agencies and nonprofit organizations for a simple reason — it works.
Not a curriculum or add-on, but a powerful means to advance curricular and behavioral goals.
The CHARACTERCOUNTS!® program will provide a framework to help establish a common language for campuses, parents and community concerning character education.
Josephson Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, administers the national office of CHARACTERCOUNTS!®. Please follow the link below to visit the Josephson Institute website or the link directly to the CHARACTERCOUNTS!® website. The websites provide activities and information about character education.