HEART

Values that Guide Our Conduct, Choices & Actions

At all grades, Abiqua adheres to a character development program called HEART which teaches students the concepts of Honor, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork. Staff members recognize that students have different gifts and talents, and encourage expression through multiple intelligences and cooperative learning opportunities.

At Abiqua Academy, the development of social skills in the child is as important as the development of academic skills. Learning to be a positive, supportive member of a community is valued. Students at Abiqua are treated with respect and are expected to treat others with respect.

Abiqua Academy believes that understanding others, solving problems and controlling anger are skills which can be taught. Students learn that people perceive events in their environment differently and that they may share different values. Because in real life, conflicts can arise, Abiqua teaches the importance of conflict resolution by incorporating HEART.

Abiqua HEART

Honor

Our students believe in integrity. Their responsibility is to recognize and protect the rights of others and work towards a wholehearted understanding of human connections.

Empathy

Abiqua students are sensitive to the feelings, thoughts, needs and experiences of another. Our students learn to see the world from another’s point of view to appreciate different perspectives. Every human being is valuable and worthy of our compassion.

Accountability

Our students consider the consequences of decisions and actions and accept full responsibility.

Respect

Abiqua students value the talents, contributions, opinions and perspectives of others. Students hold themselves, peers, parents and teachers in high regard. They show consideration for the property of others, including public property.

Teamwork

Our students are committed to inclusiveness, cooperation and collaboration.