Life Skills & Character Development
We want our graduates to be ready for college as good, well rounded individuals that are ready to take on the world. As such, we are developing a character education program for our students. This program will be tied to our name sake - John Adams.
“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.” – Abigail Adams
A Life Skills Course is a required multiyear course that will be developed, monitored, and revised by a committee of founding parents, the principal and key staff members. The Life Skills course or portions of the Life Skills course will be taught by all staff members with few exceptions. College counselors and outside speakers shall be utilized as teachers. The Life Skills course will provide three main functions:
- Teach life skills
- Provide character education
- College counseling objectives
The annual goals and standards of this course shall be developed by the Life Skills Committee. Based on these goals and standards appropriate curriculum may then be chosen or developed.