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Character Education in Clear Creek ISD

Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities and nations.

In CCISD, character education is approached comprehensively to include the emotional, intellectual and moral qualities of a person or group. The District offers multiple opportunities for students to learn about, discuss and enact positive social behaviors. Student leadership and involvement are essential for character education to become a part of a student's beliefs and actions.

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CCISD’s Core Values

Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values. Core values form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of society. In CCISD, these core values are:

Work to improve your school, community and country

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Play by the rules and consider the needs of others


 

What is Social, Emotional Learning (SEL)?

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

For example, if students are taught that they should be caring but do not receive instruction on skills for HOW to demonstrate that they are caring, there is a disconnect between the standards of the core values and the behaviors. 

SEL + Core Values =Effective Character Education

There are several active programs in CCISD that are the fabric of character education in CCISD and promote Social Emotional Learning for all students.

Schools of Character

Clear Creek ISD is the proud home to 14 Texas Schools of Character and 12 National Schools of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character in schools, families, sports teams and the workplace.

National Schools of Character

  • Bauerschlag Elementary
  • Clear Lake City Elementary
  • Goforth Elementary
  • McWhirter Elementary
  • Mossman Elementary
  • North Pointe Elementary
  • Robinson Elementary
  • Ross Elementary
  • Stewart Elementary
  • Ward Elementary
  • Weber Elementary
  • Clear Brook High School

Texas Schools of Character

  • Bauerschlag Elementary
  • Clear Lake City Elementary 
  • Goforth Elementary
  • McWhirter Elementary
  • Mossman Elementary
  • North Pointe Elementary
  • Robinson Elementary
  • Ross Elementary
  • Stewart Elementary
  • Ward Elementary
  • Weber Elementary
  • Whitcomb Elementary
  • Clear Brook High School
  • Clear Falls High School