To educate students toward becoming engaged and thriving learners
What we mean by educate is that our job is to teach the knowledge, skills and values that come with minimum academic rigor and developing character. We are accountable for ensuring that students meet competency standards for their grade level.
What we mean by engaged is that learning should be interesting, challenging and joyful. Learners should see the value of what is being taught and be active participants.
What we mean by thriving is that students are able to start where they are and do their best, know that they matter as individuals, and feel safe so that they are free to be their best selves.