TECCS has also created a character support program called C.A.R.E.S: Contribute to the community, act assertively, respect yourself and others, exhibit self-control, and show compassion. This program supports the core ethics component of a TECCS education. C.A.R.E.S. empowers the learner to identify social and/or academic misjudgments and provides them with resources to rectify those social and/or academic acts.
The mission of the student government, in the words of the students, is to “solve problems, be role models, and make the school better.” TECCS’ school-wide student government consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chief Activities Officer, Chief Ethics Officer, and Head Representative. In addition, two delegates serve as representatives of the school-wide student government. One delegate serves kindergarten through third grade, and the other delegate serves fourth and fifth grade; they attend meetings once a month.
Stay tuned for longer interviews with our recent graduates on how they are taking their experiences at TECCS with them into their new schools.