The Caring School Community program is a nationally recognized, research-based program that builds classroom and school-wide community.
It focuses on strengthening students’ connectedness to school—an important element for increasing academic motivation and achievement and for reducing drug use, violence, and delinquency.
In Rockwood, caring schools start with the ABCs:
- Autonomy – Voice and choice
- Belonging – Community building, acceptance and attachment
- Competence- Effectiveness and accomplishment in a safe environment
Because Character Education is a crucial component to creating a well-rounded student in a Caring School Community, we help our students build character through a list of character-building words. Each month students focus on one characteristic that reinforces and supports good character building.
Caring schools build on these Character Education words of the month:
||demonstrating kindness, courtesy, and compassion|
||working together to accomplish a task|
||acting responsibly despite fears or difficulties|
||being truthful, fair, honest, and trustworthy|
||striving toward a goal despite challenges|
||showing positive regard for self, others, property, expectations, rules, and authority|
||being accountable for your own choices and behaviors|
||managing your behavior in a positive waywide community|