Our Core Values
All students can learn and reach his or her potential.
We have an obligation to educate all students, especially the students who are most challenged by poverty or who are most at risk. We differentiate resources and personalize learning to meet the individual needs of students. Because we believe all students can learn, we will not let demographics be an excuse for not providing rigorous content and advanced learning.
Effective teachers make the most difference in student academic performance.
For every child to succeed, we must hold students and ourselves to high expectations.
We value parent engagement and community support.
We rely on clearly defined outcomes to guide our work and to which we will hold ourselves accountable.
We value high levels of autonomy to allow staff members to make the decisions that directly impact their ability to accomplish their goals.
Teachers want to work in an environment in which they have some control over that environment – where they can make the decisions that directly impact their ability to accomplish their goals. In this type of culture, leaders may provide direction and some parameters, but decisions around what strategies to employ, which resources to use, and how to monitor progress are left to the teacher. The most effective teachers, in particular, need the freedom to get results without micromanagement.