We fully support and participate in the Community of Character and Character Education programs promoted by the Pleasanton school district and city of Pleasanton. Character education is the process of helping students develop and practice the core ethical values that our diverse society shares and holds important. These values include, but not limited to, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, honesty, justice and fairness, citizenship and civic involvement. A comprehensive character education program addresses critical concerns such as discipline problems, proper respect for students and teachers, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and poor academic performance. At its best, character education permeates every aspect of the school day. Building an environment that reinforces the traits that a community values, with parents as active players in the partnership, can help improve the qualities of honesty, respect and responsibility among our youth.
At Foothill, the six character traits are always in view in the front office -- Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Compassion, Self-Discipline and Honesty. We encourage and support our students and staff to incorporate these traits into everything they do.