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Character Education

 Alvarado depends on its Character Education program to reinforce community values. The school wide program teaches the   following character traits:


  • Compassion - sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

  • Caring - displaying kindness and concern for others.

  • Respect - a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

  • Trustworthiness - able to be relied on as honest or truthful. 

  • Responsibility - the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.

  • Fairness - is the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination.

  • Citizenship - the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community. 


    One trait is featured each month. It is introduced by the hosts of the Alvarado A.M. Show, a Friday morning closed-circuit television show produced by the teaching staff and administration. Its meaning is illustrated and discussed in a vivid, meaningful fashion. The word with illustrations appear on posters displayed throughout  the campus. Teachers extend the discussion of the featured trait in their classrooms in ways that are appropriate for each grade-level. Toward the end of the month, teachers nominate two students from their classroom to receive special recognition for being an exemplary practitioner of the trait. These students are honored on the AM Show and then again at the Awards Assembly at the end of the Trimester.