Welcome to Character Development
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Guilford County Schools, we recognize that teachers
of the highest caliber, an engaging curriculum and
even the most advanced technology are not enough to
prepare our students for life outside the classroom. It
also takes something else. We refer to this missing piece
as character development. And while the details of this
essential lesson are not outlined in any textbook, it will
be reinforced by every teacher, at every grade level, in
The benefit of strong character can’t be measured by
any test. Rather, it’s demonstrated during those common
instances when our students are given the opportunity
to think for themselves. Simply put, character is about
making the right choices. And if we can emphasize
it from the moment a child begins school, character
development can equip students with the tools and
motivation necessary to be the change they wish to see
in the world.
To download the Character Development brochure, click here.
To download the Character Development fact sheet, click here.
To download the Service Learning handbook, click here.
To download the High School Service-Learning Diploma & Award Student Forms, click here.