Ross Elementary Community

Our Guiding Principles
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  • Principle 1 - The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  • Principle 2 - The school defines "character" comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
  • Principle 3 - The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
  • Principle 4 - The School creates a caring community.
  • Principle 5 - The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  • Principle 6 - The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  • Principle 7 - The school fosters students' self-motivation.
  • Principle 8 - The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  • Principle 9 - The school fosters shared leadership and log-range support of the character education initiative.
  • Principle 10 - The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  • Principle 11 - The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.