Salk School participates in the Character Counts Program

The Six Pillars of Character


(Integrity, Honesty, Reliability, Loyalty)

  • Be honest
  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal
  • Be reliable-do what you say you’ll do
  • Have the courage to do the right thing
  • Build a good reputation
  • Be loyal-stand by your family, friends, and country


(Golden Rule, Tolerance and Acceptance, Nonviolence, Courtesy)

  • Treat others with respect
  • Follow the Golden Rule
  • Be tolerant of differences
  • Use good manners, not bad language
  • Be considerate of the feeling of others
  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


(Duty, Accountability, Pursue Excellence, Self-Control)

  • 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


(Fairness and Justice, Openness)

  • Play be the rules
  • Take turns and share
  • Be open-minded; listen to others
  • Don’t take advantage of others
  • Don’t blame others carelessly


(Concern for Others, Charity)

  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need


(Do Your Share, Respect Authority and Law)

  • Do your share to make your school and community better
  • cooperate
  • Get involved in community affairs
  • Stay informed
  • Vote
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey laws and rules
  • Respect authority
  • Protect the environment

For more information click on the links below:
Character Education