K-12 Character Education Program Goals
The Lincoln Public Schools Character Education Program supports the Board of Education Mission Statement and the LPS Goals for Students.
Character Education Program Philosophy:
The K-12 Character Education Program, through partnerships with home and community, strives to develop the strength of character, the skills, and the knowledge necessary to produce responsible citizens, prepared to live in a diverse and ever-changing world.
Key Attributes of the Program:
- Collaborative relationships between schools, parents, and community organizations are developed to provide students with the tools needed to become ethical, responsible adults.
- Character Education is infused into every aspect of the school culture, curriculum, and extra-curricular activities.
- The School Community intentionally teaches and models core character traits that foster an environment where habits of good character are practiced.
- The universal character traits emphasized, transcend political, cultural, religious and ideological distinctions.
The development of character is an essential part of the K-12 curriculum. The core traits and skills are integrated into the various curriculum areas and emphasized by all teachers at all levels. The student goals for the Character Education Program are:
- Selects and uses age appropriate behavior
- Selects and uses age-appropriate coping skills
- Demonstrates confidence in self
- Interacts with others appropriately
The Character Education Program major goals are further defined by performance objectives and core traits. All students work toward mastery of these objectives.