For the Kids *Every child should have the opportunity to reach his/her own potential. *Every child should be taught the way he/she learns, not the easiest way to manage. *Every child should be encouraged to explore his/her true passions. *Children thrive in a place where social, emotional, academic, and physical needs are met. *Children grow when they take responsibility and are encouraged to lead.
For the Staff and Parents *Staff members should be encouraged to take ownership of their schools and their work. *Staff members are most effective when they are empowered, valued, and respected. *Parents are great advocates for their children. *Parents respect teachers and desire to support them in their work. *When staff and parents work together, the benefit to the child is greater than when either party operates alone.
For the School and District *Each school can and should maintain its own identity while being part of a greater whole. *We must forge our own path rather than following what everyone else is doing. *We must take calculated risks in order to provide the best possible education for our children. *We need to get beyond standardized testing in order to truly meet the needs of our students. For the Community *It is important for our taxpayers, community members, parents, and educators to believe in our schools. *We need the community to play an integral role in the education of our students. *The more people we can get working together for the good of our kids, the better our schools will become. *The better our schools become, the better our children, our community and our world will be.