To provide a caring and challenging setting where students may work to acquire the knowledge, skills and values that will help them to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.
To ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed in the twenty-first century we must pay special attention to the following aspects of their education:
Communication. Every student should be able to read at grade level, express thoughts orally and in writing, debate an issue, and analyze the communication of others.
Citizenship. Every student should know the principles of our form of government, how the government works, how changes are
made in our system, who his/her elected officials are and what they do, and what responsibilities the student has as a citizen.
Community. Students should understand the importance of helping and doing for others. They should recognize the interdependence of school, family, and community.
Thinking skills. Every student should be able to analyze the parts of a problem, suggest solutions to a problem, recognize patterns, do basic mathematical computations and estimations, use inductive and deductive reasoning, and use the scientific method.
Life skills. Students must be able to work with others, know how to process and manage everyday chores (vocational education), and how to handle differences with others.
Technology. Students must be able to use technology to produce a product, to solve a problem, and to communicate via the Internet or other appropriate medium.
Values. All students should be aware of a core set of values to live by. These values include such universally accepted ideas as respect for property, honesty, pride in work, and tolerance.