Core Values & Beliefs
- We put students’ academic and social/emotional needs at the forefront of everything we do.
- We believe that all students can learn, and we accept responsibility for their learning.
- We eliminate barriers to student learning.
- We believe that all students learn best in a safe and well-maintained learning environment.
- We believe a variety of extracurricular opportunities enriches the learning experiences of our students.
- We hire and develop a diverse and culturally competent workforce.
- We hold all employees to high expectations.
- We provide a healthy, happy, safe and supportive work environment.
- We believe in providing opportunities for all staff to collaborate and continually improve their craft.
Family, Community and Business Partnerships
- We pursue a strong and active relationship with families and the community to meet the social/emotional and academic needs of our students.
- We believe strong relationships provide students the tools and strategies needed to learn and succeed as responsible and contributing members of society.
- We believe in fostering meaningful and collaborative business relationships to ensure an innovative and future-focused workforce.
Diversity and Inclusion
- We believe that all people bring value to our organization.
- We believe that all people deserve respect and dignity.
- We value the richness that comes from our diverse cultures.
- We benefit and learn from the voice of our diverse community.
- We behave with integrity in everything that we do and say.
- We act with civility; our words and actions matter.
- We value truthfulness and trustworthiness.
- We learn from our individual vulnerability and, through our relationships, develop a culture of safe risk taking and personal growth.
- We take responsibility for our actions.
- Diversity describes the spectrum of human similarities and differences. It refers to the composition of people associated with the organization Inclusion, on the other hand, describes the way an organization configures opportunity, interaction, communication, information, and decision-making to utilize the potential of diversity. It refers to the organizational environment.
- Inclusion involves creating the structures, policies, and practices in organizational life that recognize the existence of multiple perspectives and signal the importance of learning from differences. Organizations might be diverse without being inclusive. (Vol 7, No 2 - January 2000, The Diversity Network)
- Equity is achieved when all students receive the resources they need so they graduate prepared for success after high school.
- Equitable practices ensure that schools are empowered to provide fair access and ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills to succeed as contributing members of a rapidly changing, global society, regardless of factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, English proficiency, immigration status, socioeconomic status, or disability. (National School Boards Association Beliefs and Policies, 2017)