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Dear Principal/Agenda Buyer,

The goals of education are dramatically broader than they were a decade ago. Today’s educational community faces a huge task. Not only must teachers and administrators help students meet established academic objectives, but they are also challenged with encouraging and nurturing both their social/emotional growth and character development.

In continued partnership with the nonprofit Josephson Institute, we at Alliance Publishing are pleased to announce the new CHARACTER COUNTS!® School Agendas, designed to introduce youth to the CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 Wheels of Success program. Our innovative student planners serve as a comprehensive resource for the implementation and reinforcement of the Institute’s Model Standards for Academic, Social, Emotional, and Character Development. These standards for student success in the classroom and beyond have been carefully established based upon current research and the hands-on experience of thousands of educators.

As in previous years, the 2017-2018 CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas promote The Six Pillars of Character® (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship). This is done through the Character Wheel of Success. The other two wheel domains featured in our planners – the Academic and Social/Emotional Wheels of Success – address, respectively, the educational values, beliefs, and attitudes and social/emotional skills and traits students must possess in order to be college and career ready.

The 48 weekly people of character discussion ideas featured throughout the CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas provide teachers with an easy way to integrate these 5.0 Wheels of Success domains into the classroom through the use of alphanumeric codes linking back to the Josephson Institute’s Model Standards. By focusing on the various components of each discussion idea as presented in our elementary, column elementary, middle/junior high, and high school/college planners (primary agendas focus on a more basic Six Pillars of Character theme), educators are aided in both meeting today’s overall educational mission and putting youth on the path to success. An added benefit of the three 5.0 student-related wheels being focused upon consistently throughout the school year? … A positive, respectful, and safe school climate.

Please call us today at 1-800-518-5176. Our agenda consultants will be happy to provide you with a quote based on your school’s needs and discuss how our new CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0-infused agendas can enhance your school climate while preparing your students for success today and tomorrow.