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Chico Country Day School

Our Measure of Success

We recognize that our school culture and environment is something we have to continually focus on. We know what our goals are as a staff and leadership and while we will always be growing, we want you to know what we are striving for.

We are successful when:

Our leadership nurtures...

  • A trusting & supportive environment
  • An organizational structure that is flexible and accountable
  • Effective teaching practices where student work is celebrated and shared publicly
  • Support of Project-based Learning
  • Equity and accessibility of curriculum challenging diverse learners
  • A professional collaborative environment with strong, respectful relationships
  • An appreciation of different perspectives and skillsets
  • Time for reflection and deeper learning

Our students...

  • Explain the learning goals and the purpose behind their work
  • Apply their skills and content knowledge to produce purposeful, meaningful work
  • Understand real world connections
  • Rely on reflective thinking
  • Use peer critiques and multiple drafts to create beautiful work

Our teachers …

  • Co-design meaningful, interdisciplinary projects
  • Engage in collegial conversations that improve teaching practices
  • Use protocols to ensure equitable voice
  • Develop deeper learning opportunities for their students
  • Implement project tunings and integrate technology in the classroom
  • Exhibit student work
  • Examine student work