Chapter H – Student Behavior
Part 1.0 – Virtuous Character Development
Section 1.1 – Virtuous Character Development
Virtuous Character Development – Builders and Ambassadors Programs
In order to establish an excellent institution and a loving, positive atmosphere at American Prep, we must build a foundation of virtuous character in our students and ourselves. We also believe that mental training goes hand-in-hand with the formation of a good character. We have firmly planted these ideals into our institution through a district-wide “Builders” theme and Ambassadors Program. All staff, parents, and students work together to “build” our great school on these principles:
Expectations: High expectations in academics and character reflect the unwavering confidence we have in our students. We believe that our students can and will achieve whatever is set before them. High expectations are the vital first step toward achieving our school mission of academic excellence and virtuous character development for each student. The confidence engendered in our students by the high expectations we hold motivates them toward excellence.
Effort: We believe that properly reinforced effort is the key to achievement. Our students and staff know the value of hard work and are committed to working hard every day. The fruits of work are real and satisfying and are won without exception by those willing to engage in work earnestly and consistently. The fruits of work cannot be borrowed or lent.
Enthusiasm: Enthusiasm propels one on to greater effort. Enthusiasm makes work enjoyable and provides encouragement for others to put forth increased effort. It is the responsibility of every member of the American Prep community to bring enthusiasm to their work and to their associations at school.
Excellence: Excellence is a self-perpetuating value. When one achieves excellence, motivation is generated that leads to a natural increase in expectations, and encourages one to apply effort and enthusiasm to obtain new, even higher levels of excellence.
Policy Cross-reference: A-1.3 Virtuous Character Development