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Character Curriculum


At Athlos Leadership Academy, we teach character using multiple approaches.  Athlos Character is part of a formal, year-long curriculum. Our proprietary lesson plans identify 12 essential performance traits.

Performance Character
The Athlos Character Curriculum distinguishes itself with concepts that point to performance. We believe it’s important to help kids first recognize character traits such as Grit, Leadership, and Social Intelligence. These concepts become part of daily academic instruction and athletic activities.

Character Huddles and Reflections
Athlos performance attributes are especially integral to turf activities where coaches and teachers relate them to student progress and goals. Character Huddles regularly bring a class together to discuss and be challenged by an idea related to performance. Students define a particular character trait and learn about a real-life example. To complement this exercise, Character Reflections allow students to “teach the concept back.”

By understanding what performance character traits are and why they matter, Athlos students are able to define an abstract concept and relate it to their lives. These are the strengths and skills that social researchers identify with success—far more so than an academic GPA. And they act as the foundation Athlos Leadership Academy uses to point our students toward success.