Our Core Values
Our schools are guided by the following set of values that drive our work:
Standard of Excellence
Our schools have high expectations for everything we do with regard to academic achievement and professionalism in all facets. We overcome any factors that may impede the success of students and staff, such as resources, external factors, or our students’ backgrounds. While understanding that perfection may be unattainable, we are driven by the relentless pursuit of excellence.
Innovative & Courageous
Our schools value courageousness as a key factor in how we influence stakeholders in our school and broader community. We do not accept the status quo. We think critically and creatively about innovative strategies and best practices that will have the greatest impact on our students. We are fearless and willing to try something new. We eagerly challenge ourselves to step outside our comfort zone in order to overcome all challenges – including those related to academics, character, or social justice.
Our schools eradicate barriers to opportunity, diversity, and success. Individual uniqueness is valued as well as the insight and assets of every person in our school community. We welcome all students and do whatever it takes to holistically educate and nurture them. By seeking to understand, and working synergistically, we value the success of all, versus the success of one.
Our schools are designed with a balance of rigor and joy. We encourage ourselves and each other to strive for the highest level of achievement, and maintain an environment that is fun, engaging, and rewarding for all. We joyfully celebrate our efforts, ourselves, and our successes.
Driven by Results
We believe that the impact of our work is only as strong as the results we have to back it up. That is reflected in achievement data, behavioral conduct, and progress towards individual development goals (students and adults). We will put students first in everything we do with maximum effort at all times. We will achieve a level of academic performance that will prepare our students for success in high school, college and/or career of their choice.