Character Counts

St. Augustine School introduced the "Character Counts!" character education program as a way to encourage students to model the six pillars of good character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Students are recognized by our faculty and staff for going above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate the six pillars. We are extremely proud of our students who have become such positive role models for the school community!

Trustworthiness

  • Be honest
  • Don't deceive, cheat, or steal
  • Be reliable — do what you say you'll do
  • Have the courage to do the right thing
  • Build a good reputation
  • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect

  • Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences
  • Use good manners, not bad language
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others
  • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility

  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • Plan ahead
  • Persevere: keep on trying!
  • Always do your best
  • Use self-control
  • Be self-disciplined
  • Think before you act — consider the consequences
  • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes
  • Set a good example for others

Fairness

  • Play by the rules
  • Take turns and share
  • Be open-minded; listen to others
  • Don't take advantage of others
  • Don't blame others carelessly
  • Treat all people fairly

Caring

  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need

Citizenship

  • Do your share to make your school and community better
  • Cooperate
  • Get involved in community affairs
  • Stay informed; vote
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey laws and rules
  • Respect authority
  • Protect the environment
  • Volunteer

Visit charactercounts.org for more information.