Character Development

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.

Code of Conduct and Character Trait Definitions 2018

The Carbon Valley Academy Code of Conduct is founded on nine Character Traits. These these are reflected in our discipline code. Every two months, two traits will be featured in classroom teaching and in school newsletters, (with the exception of 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 and during Board of Directors meetings.


Each Character Trait is defined as follows:


  1. Responsibility: To do the things you are expected to do and to accept the consequences of your actions.
  2. Respect: To care about others feelings before you act. Thinking and acting in a positive way about yourself or others. Thinking and acting in a way that shows others you care about their feelings and their well-being.
  3. Patriotism: Support for your country, its flag and those who serve.  The qualities a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community.
  4. Courage: Strength in overcoming fear and carrying on against difficulties.
  5. 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.)   
  6. 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.
  7. Friendship: The state of being friends. A friendly feeling or attitude.  Kindness or help given to someone.
  8. Perseverance: The ability and self-control to keep working toward a goal, overcoming challenges and sticking with it even when it’s hard.
  9. Compassion: The quality of understanding the suffering and/or misfortune of others and wanting to do something about it.