- Our educational system should reflect and implement the democratic ideals of the society in which we live.
- Our educational system should lead every person to work cooperatively with others and to value and accept diversity.
- The educational practices we follow should be open to improvements that will enhance our programs and improve our schools.
- Staff involvement, gathering and analyzing information and experience should be central to the decision-making process.
- The school, community and home have a shared responsibility for meeting the needs of each student.
- Learning should be the main focus for every student and should allow students, parents and teachers to set goals that are challenging, attainable and pertinent to the student's future aspirations.
- Learning should take place in an environment of mutual respect, with trust, caring, and nurturing pervasive throughout the educational system.
- Learning is an active and lifelong process.
- Curriculum, instruction, and assessment should be clear and relevant.
- Everyone has the potential to learn.
- Students must realize and accept their responsibility to self and others by making choices, accepting the consequences for their choices, and becoming self-directed.
- Learning is enhanced through recognition of strengths and weaknesses and through caring attention.
The communities of ISD #2689 will be held accountable for the achievement of all learners by developing an educational program of excellence for lifelong learning.