Character Counts is a program that encompasses the pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. At Rock Creek we teach, enforce, advocate and model these six pillars. Character Counts was designed as a character-development framework that can be implemented on many levels. It works in a single classroom as well as an entire school community. 

We believe character can be taught and, if modeled correctly, students will have the tools to make good moral decisions in their lives.


Be Honest

Don’t deceive, cheat or steal

Be Reliable – Do what you say you’ll do

Have courage to do the right thing

Build a good reputation

Be loyal – Stand by your family, friend and country


Treat others with respect by following the Golden Rule

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

Be tolerant of others


Do what you are suppose to do

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 choices


Play by the rules

Take turns and share

Be open-minded: Listen to others

Don’t blame others carelessly


Be kind

Be compassionate and show you care

Express Gratitude

Forgive others

Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better


Get involved in community affairs

Be a good neighbor

Obey laws and rules

Respect authority

Protect the environment


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