Character Education Curriculum

Learn about Character Education via CVA's Character Traits

Work Hard, Be Nice.

These four little words are the essence of the nine character traits and sum up Carbon Valley Academy’s motto.
The CVA learning environment encourages students to achieve academic success while building strong personal character.
Character Education Carbon Valley Academy

Code of Conduct and Character Trait Definitions 2018

The Carbon Valley Academy Code of Conduct is founded on nine Character Traits. These are reflected in our discipline code. Every two months, two traits will be featured in classroom teaching and school newsletters (except for August, during which our motto will be featured, and November, during which only the trait Patriotism will be the focus.)  Individual student conduct reflecting these traits will be rewarded at a Character Celebration Assembly during the Board of Directors meetings.

Each Character Trait is defined as follows:

Respect: To care about others’ feelings before you act. Thinking and acting positively about yourself or others. Thinking and acting in a way that shows others you care about their feelings and their well-being.

Responsibility: To do the things you are expected to do and to accept the consequences of your actions.

Patriotism: To show caring and respect for your country, flag, and those who serve.  To participate positively in a community.

Compassion: to recognize the suffering of others and then take action to help.

Honesty: To speak the truth and act truthfully.  To act in a way that you know is the right thing to do. To not say things you know are not true (about others, your own actions, and situations).

Work Ethic: The values and beliefs about every task that you do. It is your view of work as something that can express or reflect yourself.

Friendship: The state of being friends. A friendly feeling or attitude. Kindness or help given to someone.

Perseverance: The ability and self-control to keep working toward a goal, overcoming challenges, and sticking with it even when it’s hard.

Courage: Strength in overcoming fear and carrying on against difficulties.

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