“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
Hawks Nest STEAM Academy is proud of its commitment to character education. Throughout the school year, students and faculty will engage in various character-building opportunities. Students also have an opportunity to engage in character education lessons in classroom guidance. Parents and community members may read our Hawks Nest STEAM Academy School Counseling Program newsletter by clicking on the file below. While we will highlight a character trait each month, character education is not in itself a program; but, is evident in the culture of the school through relationships, interactions and values of the school family.
Respect - Showing high regard for authority, for other people, for self, for property and for country. Understanding that all people have value as human beings.
Responsibility - Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties. Showing reliability and consistency in words and conduct. Being accountable for your own actions. Being committed to active involvement in your community.
playing by the rules; taking turns and sharing; being open-minded; listening to others and treating others fairly.
Kindness & Compassion - Kindness: Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others; showing care, compassion, friendship, and generosity; and treating others as you would like to be treated. Compassion: Noticing when someone else is in need and having concern for them that you want to show. Compassion is when you SEE someone in need, CARE about their feelings, and DO something to show you care.
Cooperation - Working together and helping others. Cooperation is about making sure we know how to be on a team or work in a group towards a common goal.
Courage - Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don’t; having the strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd; attempting difficult things that are worthwhile.
Good judgment - Choosing worthy goals and setting proper priorities; thinking through the consequences of your actions; and basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.
Honesty & Integrity - Honesty : being truthful in what you say and do. Integrity: Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things; acting justly and honorably.
Perseverance - Being persistent in the pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulty, opposition, or discouragement; and exhibiting patience and having the fortitude to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures.
Self-discipline - Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose; regulating yourself for improvement and restraining from inappropriate behaviors; being in proper control of your words, actions, impulses, and desires; choosing abstinence from premarital sex, drugs, alcohol, and other harmful substances and behaviors; and doing your best in all situations.