Rockwood Character Education honors the following character traits:
The district uses the Caring Schools Community model with an emphasis on autonomy, belonging and competence, which is embedded throughout our curriculum. The key in this anti-bullying program is the support of bystanders and the anonymity of students who report bullying actions in their school community. Rockwood counselors teach student about the different roles involved in bullying behaviors and how to stand up to negative peer influence. Empathy, the opposite of bullying, is modeled and encouraged in students through student-led service training, buddy activities, school-family groups, and peer and adult mentors. Most importantly, conflict resolution skills provide students with skills to solve problems peacefully.
Rockwood has received numerous awards for its work in the area of character education. Some highlights of these awards and the district's other efforts to promote safe and caring schools include: