Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools have identified ten Pillars of a Positive Community. These values play an important part in building and supporting our school culture. By teaching and modeling these traits, teachers help create a learning community in which students can develop the moral maturity needed for future success.
The Pillars are enriched with activities and resources that celebrate the treasures of the various cultures represented by our school population.
The month-by-month curriculum includes:
Definition of the "virtue" exemplified by each pillar
Student of the Week categories for each theme
Relevant quotations with background information and resources
Video clips to prompt discussion, including teacher guides
Poems,songs, essays, stories, biographies of exemplary individuals, and Reader's Theater scripts
Basic language samples representing the cultures of our community
Families are encouraged to participate in the Pillars program by discussing the concepts with their children, sharing their ideas, and taking part in school-wide activities.