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.