We believe that effective teachers:
Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning to real life situations;
Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;
Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to enhance learning;
Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.
We believe that successful students:
Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual, and aural medium through comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation;
Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems; and
Pose questions, examine possibilities, and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.
Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and
Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner.
We want each of our students to leave school with the values of respect, cooperation, persistence and striving for excellence underpinning all that they do. Our students develop responsibility for their own behavior and the choices they make, and also a communal responsibility to assist their peers to do the same. Our students become strong in self-esteem and personal expectation and develop a healthy and respectful tolerance for others.