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Vista Unified School District
Character Leaders Program (CLP)

Contact Information: Elizabeth Jenner, Project Director
Vista Unified School District
1234 Arcadia Avenue
Vista, CA 92084
Web site: None
Grant Period: 2006-2010
Amount Requested: $2,000,000 for a four-year project

Program Description
The Vista United School District Character Leaders Program will stress leadership and address diversity and tolerance in a Character Leaders class each year for 120 targeted students at Rancho Buena Vista High School and Vista High School. Additionally, all 10th grade students will receive the Cesar Chavez Model Curriculum through history class; will participate in the “Breaking Down the Walls” week-long event fall semester, and will visit the Museum of Tolerance spring semester. The project will serve approximately 2,100 students and 600 teachers and staff at two schools.

Goals and Objectives

  • To infuse character education into the curriculum
  • To promote schools as caring communities
  • To instill leadership skills in targeted students
  • To improve academic performance
  • To help stakeholders appreciate and model the CHARACTER COUNTS!™’ “six pillars” of character

Evaluation Design
The project will use an quasi-experimental (interrupted time-series) evaluation design and a cohort-sequential design to allow for replication.

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Last Modified: 11/08/2011