Character Development

Character & Leadership

Students at Harmony Hills Academy will understand and develop strong character and leadership abilities.  Our school aims to inspire young people to live wisely and responsibly in a sustainable and compassionate society, and to contribute to the building of such a society.  This spirituality is our true nature which leads us to have a sentiment of gratitude for life and reverence for our planet on which we live.

These values are not political, religious, or culturally biased.

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship
  • Integrity
  • Honor
  • Loyalty
  • Perseverance

Our School Rule…  Demonstrate Good CharacterCharacter_jc_watts_01

Harmony Hills Academy maintains high expectations for our students’ behavior, and we build upon our students’ character. Regardless of academic success or the amount of awards we win, without a respectful culture that encourages everyone to do their best, we are not following our mission.  It is amazing to see what happens to a school community when the bar is raised highly and proudly, and trusts that each of the children will meet the standard that has been sent.  While this sounds simple, rest assured, it is enormously effective.

As adults with children in this academy, we each hold the supreme responsibility of modeling this rule for our children, their friends, and the other adults supporting our school.  We ask parents to please be mindful that they serve as important role models, and allow thoughts, words and deeds to reflect a commitment to good character.

Life Skills

Harmony Hills Academy seeks to develop the core skills that will rely upon for the whole of their life.  Lessons focus greatly on interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness and development. Strong leaders exhibit independence from self-reliance and a confidence in their ability to manage themselves effectively.  The ability to relate harmoniously with others translates to effective group and team skills, all strong qualities in effective leaders.

Time and Organizational Management (Executive Function skills)

  • Sequencing priorities
  • Managing your tasks at home/school
  • Planning your time
  • Goal setting

Children model what they see; be the role model and lead by example.

Work Skills

  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Evaluates information
  • Interprets and communicates information
  • Listening skills
  • Reasoning

Civility

Social confidence has a direct correlation with moral intelligence, meaning students with this confidence are more inclined to do the right thing with or without guidance.

Harmony Hills Academy students learn mastery of life skills:

  • Manners
  • Making introductions
  • Communication skills
  • Respecting yourself and others
  • Dining skills
  • Genuine appreciation
  • Attaining confidence