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Perkins’ Core Beliefs

Students

We believe students come first.

  • We will make decisions based on what is best for all children.
  • We will ensure equitable access to learning by opening pathways and removing barriers.
  • We will create a sense of urgency to respond when students are not learning and then monitor growth.

Excellence

We believe with focus, research and reflection, innovation and excellence occur in a school culture.

  • We will set high standards so all students excel at communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity
  • We will redefine education by integrating technology so students lead and self-organize learning.
  • We will evaluate data to demonstrate transparency in our practice and continuously improve.

Values

We believe developing strong partnerships is based on trust and honest communication.

  • We will honor other’s perspectives, experiences and values.
  • We will engage the community, families and staff in district goal setting.
  • We will nurture stakeholders to share in our school culture and we will give back to the community.

Learning

We believe students need to be challenged with high expectations as life-long learners.

  • We will engage students in challenging curriculum and practices in order to develop determined learners.
  • We will provide multiple means of representation, action and expression and engagement (UDL principles).
  • We will empower our students to take responsibility and pride in their education.