State law encourages districts to integrate social-emotional learning or character education into the school curriculum.
17 Guam Code Annotated 4121 Character Education.
(a) It is the policy of this government that Guam's public schools be the best and safest possible. To that end, each school is encouraged to instill the highest character and academic excellence in each student in the public school system, in close cooperation with the student's parents, and with input from the community and educators.
(b) Public schools should make every effort, formally and informally, to stress character qualities that will maintain a safe and orderly learning environment, and that will ultimately equip students to be model citizens. These qualities include, but are not limited to, honesty; responsibility; respect and care for the person and property of others; self-discipline; understanding of, respect for, and obedience to law and citizenship; courage, initiative, commitment and perseverance kindness, compassion, service and loyalty; fairness, moderation and patience; and the dignity and necessity of hard work.
(c) The Department of Education shall establish a non-sectarian character education program to evaluate methods for incorporating positive character qualities into all levels of the existing educational programs within one hundred twenty (120) days after the enactment of this Act.
(d) The Department of Education shall assist public schools in accessing financial and curricular resources to implement programs stressing these character qualities. Public schools are encouraged to use their existing resources to implement programs stressing these qualities.
(e) The Department of Education shall seek Federal funds from the Partnership Grant for Character Education from the United States Department of Education authorized under Title X, Part A, § 10103 of the Improving American's School Act (P.L. No. 203-382).
(f) The Department of Education shall make an annual report to and I Liheslaturan Guahan at the termination of each fiscal year, reporting upon the progress made and a detailed analysis of the non-sectarian character education program. Copies of such report shall be made available to the public.
Board of Education Policy 380 Character Education Program
Board policy addresses the provision of character education.