• Oakland Aviation Hight School
  • Oakland Aviation Hight School

Character Development

STUDENT OUTCOMES FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Graduates of OAHS will:

  • Describe one’s own personal best, and the “Achilles’ heel” limitations that may to hold them back
  • Describe and demonstrate a consistent personal code of honor and identify areas of moral weakness or temptation
  • Demonstrate determination in the face of difficult challenges
  • Demonstrate courage under physical and psycho-social pressure
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and self-confidence in both deeds and in academic endeavors
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork
  • Demonstrate compassion and support for colleagues

HOW CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS TAUGHT

The most effective way to teach character is to demonstrate it in actions, not words. The staff at OAHS will demonstrate all of the qualities expected of students. Moreover, they also involve students in meta-cognitive analysis of ethical and moral issues. In addition to direct instruction in character, students will write about their ethical challenges, participate in peer mediation, and participate in debates and Socratics around ethical issues both personal and societal. Students will be required to examine their own experiences and demonstrate evidence that they are meeting the student outcome for character development in each portfolio exhibition.


HOW CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS EVALUATED

Students at each grade level will be required to answer three impromptu questions during the Q and A section of their portfolio exhibitions. These questions will be based on the student outcomes for character development, and relate specifically to the student’s behavior.

To develop habits of work, effort and discipline, student progress reports will include the following rubrics based on grade level. Students who score 0-2 will be required to meet with an appropriate adult (family member, Advisor, principal, etc.) to draft a measurable plan for improvement.