Character Counts is a program that encompasses the pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. At STEAM Academy we teach, enforce, advocate and model these six pillars. Character Counts was designed as a character-development framework that can be implemented on many levels. It works in a single classroom as well as an entire school community. 


  • Be honest

  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal

  • Be reliable 

  • Do the right thing

  • Build a good reputation

  • Be loyal 


  • Play by the rules

  • Take turns and share

  • Be open-minded; listen to others

  • Don’t take advantage of others

  • Don’t blame others carelessly

  • Treat all people fairly


  • Treat others with respect 

  • Follow the Golden Rule

  • Use good manners, not bad language

  • Be considerate of the feelings of others

  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone


  • Be kind

  • Be compassionate and show you care

  • Express gratitude

  • Forgive others

  • Help people in need

  • Be charitable and altruistic


  • Do what you are supposed to do

  • Plan ahead

  • Be diligent

  • Do your best

  • Think before you act

  • Set a good example for others


  • Do your share to make your school and community better

  • Cooperate

  • Be a good neighbor

  • Obey laws and rules

  • Respect authority

  • Protect the environment

  • Volunteer

18001 Commercial Street

Lathrop, CA 95330

(209) 229-4736

STEAM Academy at River Islands | Lathrop, CA 95330 | Last updated June 5, 2020. 

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