KALAMAZOO, Mich., October 14, 2014—Students at Paramount Charter Academy are not only studying math, reading, and science this month, but they are also learning about respect and how it shapes their personal character.
Along with an academic program geared toward college prep, Paramount also offers a Moral Focus curriculum. Each month, teachers incorporate a different virtue into their lesson plans. The virtue for October is respect which is really important for teachers and students to hold for each other in order to have a successful classroom.
“We want our students to grow academically and emotionally,” said Principal Jodi Donkin. “Learning the virtues outlined in the Moral Focus curriculum helps students think about their actions and how they impact others.