Core Essentials™ Character Education
Core Essentials™ is Ridgecrest's character education curriculum that provides strategies and resources to help schools, families, and communities create a school culture that encourages positive behavior towards themselves and others. By learning a different value each month, students learn how to demonstrate these characteristics in order to support a healthier and safer environment. The vision of Core Essentials to create a culture where schools, families, and communities treat others right, make smart decisions, and maximize their potential as described below:
Schools cultivate knowledge and can also provide the footing for a culture of learning and positive outward behavior.
Learning values begins at home, Core Essentials™ provide families with resources to support teaching values and ways to experience them – at home.
Core Essentials™ provide strategies for organizations in a community to partner with schools and families.
As shown in the graphic, each value relates to a different animal (click here for detailed description). At the end of every month, each faculty member selects one child that exhibits the character trait of the month. These children are then honored at our monthly celebration. Ridgecrest supports the notion that values are crucial to creating a culture for learning in schools, and Core Essentials gives us a framework to reinforce these important character traits.
For more information, go to Core Essentials website.