Character education encompasses all aspects of the influence that families, schools, and other social institutions have on the positive character development of children and adults. It is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society.
What You Should Know
Vision & Mission
The vision and mission of the Arizona Department of Education Character Education Program is to inspire and support educators, parents, and community members to touch the lives of youth by instilling in them the traits of positive character.