• We follow Ron Clark's Essential 55 which we have adapted in to our own school motto: SHINE BRIGHT. BE DIFFERENT. 

    55 (Here is a copy of the 55 rules. To learn more about Ron Clark- visit the website and read some of his AWESOME books!) 



    Calhoun Academy of the Arts


    Create. Achieve. Aspire.

    Stand up for what you believe in.

    Honesty is key! Always tell the truth.

    Integrity- do what is right, even when no one is watching.

    Never have regrets. Take risks. Do not let fear or doubt stand in your way. Be bold and courageous!

    Everyone makes mistakes. Learn from them and move on.


    Be positive and enjoy life. Focus on the good. Some things are not worth getting upset over. Be enthusiastic and passionate. Be happy. Laugh and have FUN!

    Random Acts of Kindness

    Inspire others by what you say and what you do. Attitudes are contagious! Be the BEST person you can be!

    Good sportsmanship- clap for those who do well. Encourage and motivate those who need a boost. Do    not brag if you do well, and do not show anger if you lose.

    Hardwork always pays off. No lying, cheating, or stealing. Don’t be lazy! Put forth effort.

    Tribes- Inspire others. Keep the Faith. Never stop learning. Dream Big.  Love everyone.


    Be thankful. Always say, “Thank you,” when given something. Respect the gift and the giver. Never take more than your fair share.

    Eye contact. Stay focused. When someone is speaking, keep your eyes on him/her at all times. Keep tracking!


    Disrespect with gestures will get you in trouble. No smacking your lips, tsking or rolling your eyes. Body language says a lot about you.

    Include everyone. Be friendly. Zero-tolerance for bullies!

    Forgive others and don’t hold grudges. Say, “I’m sorry!” And don’t make excuses. Don’t take matters into your own hands. Let an adult handle it.

    Family- Be patient, polite, kind and compassionate. We are a family, and we will be there for one another. Teamwork makes the dreamwork.

    Education is valuable to your success. Do not take it for granted. Change the world with what you know!

    Respect yourself and others. Don’t be demanding and act entitled. We are here to help others.

    Etiquette and Manners- Firm Handshake. Say, “Yes ma’am and No sir.” No saving seats. No talking in line or while someone else is talking. Do not interrupt.  Never cut in line. Hold the door for those coming through. Keep control of your body and voice. Table Manners. Bus rules. Hallway rules. Auditorium rules.

    Nice, neat and organized- your work, your belongings and the way you present yourself. Always be prepared.

    Transitions will be swift, quiet and orderly. Do not waste time. Your future awaits!


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