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Character Education

Huskies Have Hart
Hart introduced its character education program, Huskies Have Hart, during the 2008-09 school year. Hart's character ed program dovetails with the school district and city's Pleasanton Community of Character program.
The six key character traits are respect, integrity, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline and honest. We encourage students, staff and parents to incorporate these positive traits into everything they do.
Each month, Hart students will be recognized by staff for exemplifying that month's highlighted character trait. Those students will be honored with Hart Husky awards.
Counselors are in charge of the Outstanding Husky recognition. Students have a chance to be recognized by Hart staff for exemplifying good character traits.  Students can receive an Outstanding Husky pass from a staff member and are eligible for a semester prize drawing. 
Counselors are also in charge of the Top Dog Husky recognition. This program identifies students who may not otherwise be recognized 
for their achievements and honors them with a certificate and a public announcement of their name by the vice principals. 
40 Developmental Assets
The 40 Developmental Assets are common-sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.

The Pleasanton school district has touted the 40 assets approach for many years, most recently developing the Got Assets? program and the accompanying website at

We hope you'll take the time to read about the 40 assets and implement them in your daily life.