Beavercreek Schools and Character Education:
Making Good Citizenship a Priority
Beavercreek Schools strive to provide students with a well-rounded education that includes not only outstanding academic opportunities but also instruction in a core set of ethical values.
The district implemented a character education program in 2005 to lay the groundwork for good citizenship and help students understand what is expected of them in terms of conduct. This program is used district-wide, at all six elementaries, both middle schools and at Beavercreek High School.
At the core of the program are "pillars of character" that include caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. These values are reinforced through curriculum initiatives, activities and service learning opportunities that allow students to put what they've learned into practice.
In previous years, Beavercreek Schools' Service Learning Projects have included:
- Food drives to help hungry people in the Miami Valley
- Book drives to help promote reading among low-literacy students in the United States and in Asia
- Toiletry collections for people who are homeless or victims of violence
- Fund raising for animal rescue and pet well-being organizations
- Fund raising for Honor Flight, the organization that flies World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials that honor their service and sacrifice. (Our schools raised enough money to send more than 60 veterans on these trips.)