The mission of Henry Johnson Charter School is to ensure that all scholars reach the highest levels of scholastic achievement in an environment that instills character, virtue, and “habits of mind” that ensure success both within and outside the classroom: diligence, courage, respect, self-reliance, duty, and responsibility.


Henry Johnson Charter School fully embraces the importance of helping scholars develop sound character and positive values. As reflected in our tag line, “Building Character” precedes “Achieving Excellence”—not because character is more important but because it is the primary component necessary to the achievement of excellence, whether in one’s academic or personal life.

Attention to character is, therefore, central to the Henry Johnson program and a part of every day in our school. During daily morning meeting times, teachers use “Proactivity” to support character discussions using a three-tier approach that includes proverbs, poetry, and positive stories. As a school comunity we place emphasis on the necessity and importance of making good choices.

Each month a different Core Value is explored. Each class discusses the value throughout the month, reads stories, memorizes proverbs and poetry pertaining to the value, and provides incentives and awards for scholars who work hard to demonstrate that core value in school.

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To achieve academic success and build exceptional character for all of our scholars, the Henry Johnson Charter School has the following goals:

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