Practices and Principles
In order to achieve the ideals of our learning community, the school abides by the following principles and practices:
Good Working Relationships: People treat one another with dignity and respect.
High Expectations of Self and Others: Successes are acknowledged and improvements are celebrated, supported and shared.
Innovation and Risk-Taking: New ideas abound and invention occurs.
Knowledge Based Decisions: Current research in the “best practices” for special education is accessible and implemented in a useable form.
Shared Decision-Making: Anyone affected by a decision should be involved in making it and implementing it.
Protection of What is Important: Keeping the vision and purpose in mind allows participants to stay focused and to avoid trivial tasks.
Celebration of Traditions: Cultural based rituals and activities enhance community life.
Humor: Smiles and laughter are a daily occurrence.
Continuous Improvement: Through data collection and the analysis of this data, we can plan for a better future by improving our practices in school, home and community.