Upper Merion Area Middle School is a
Community of Caring Works!
Community of Caring is a NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND program used nationally by hundreds of school districts to promote the teaching of Character Education. At Upper Merion Area Middle School we live, teach and role model the core values of FAMILY, TRUST, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and CARING. These core values, along with the character traits associated with the state standards, are infused in daily lessons and discussions. The program also encourages the use of class meetings and service learning to promote core values, as well as academic achievement.
The goal of Community of Caring is to encourage academic excellence, student achievement and responsible citizens through the integration of character.
Research shows that…
Important components include: Curriculum Development
Social inclusion of all students
Family and community involvement