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Character Education at Elk Grove Unified
Elk Grove Unified recognizes the importance of incorporating character education into a student's curriculum. Each October, the EGUSD Board of Education recognizes Character Education Month.
Character education helps teach students how to understand, appreciate and internalize positive character traits such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship, civic virtue, honesty and personal responsibility.
Character education programs at Elk Grove Unified are known for their innovation and creativity and have been recognized both at the state and national levels for their excellence.
At the national level, Charles Mack Elementary School earned a “Promising Practices” award from the Character Education Partnership in 2007. Mack was one of more than 100 schools from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Singapore to receive the award. Mack Elementary was honored for their "Think It Through" worksheet and their "Student Character Education" video.
At the state level, both Prairie Elementary and Mack Elementary have been recognized for their character education programs by being named California Schools of Character (CSOC). The CSOC awards program recognizes schools or districts that demonstrate an outstanding character education initiative that yields positive results in student behavior, school climate and academic performance. Mack was named a CSOC in 2007. Prairie has received this honor twice – once in 2007 and again in 2009.
For more information on character education programs used by the district, visit the links below:
Character Education Links
California Department of Education – Character Education
Character Counts Program
Community Matters - Safe School Ambassadors Program®
LifeSkills Training Middle School Program
In Search of Character Program