All students can learn: “No child left behind”

    · Student learning is the school’s first priority, the driving force of the curriculum.

    · The responsibility for providing a safe, supportive learning environment is shared by staff, teachers, parents, students, and community.

    · Students learn in different ways: instructional strategies and assessment techniques should provide students with a variety of means for success.

    · Student performance is directly affected by clearly defined expectations: higher expectations yield higher student achievement.