We persevere in the reduction of educational inequities and in diminishing academic and disciplinary performance gaps through strategic reformation acts, creating and sustaining quality schools seeking wellness as a priority, partnering schools, families, and communities, and equipping young scholars with self-regulatory practices resulting not only in the transformation of the intellect but in becoming self-disciplined leaders and impassioned citizens of the world.
We accomplish this by focusing on three leadership (partners) communities: students as scholars, schools as collaborative spaces, and families (communities) as villages (village partners):
- Students as Scholars– providing students with a rigorous comprehensive education in conjunction with a holistic approach utilizing a one-of-a-kind health and wellness program whereby scholars develop fit minds and bodies toward becoming self-disciplined citizens of the world.
- Schools as Collaborative Experiential (Learning) Spaces– committed to dramatically change scholar lives by exponentially increasing educational opportunities and career options = Opts2; forging relationships that help scholars manage choices that will lead to productive lives of character, successful citizenry, and responsible leadership.
- Communities as Villages- intentionally designed partnerships as extensions of the classroom, socially committed to learning to impassion every child to reach beyond the borders of their imagination, to pursue learning with an unquenchable hunger and thirst to be problem solvers, and to relish collaboration as an extension of self, community, and the world.
Our CORE Values:
I Do Well By Children Everyday
To be Impassioned with Integrity is to stand firm by enacting truth, honesty, & justice; it is choosing to do the right despite what is comfortable or easy – when no one is looking or when many may stand in opposition on the sideline; being willing to forego the temporal for long-term rewards.
To be Impassioned with Discipline is to delay the momentary for the monumental. It is to embrace a solitary purpose & to forge ahead, sidelining distractions, whereby a disciplined self merged with desire breeds benevolent and restorative purposes. “Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the muscle.” -Asaro Tribal Saying
To be Impassioned with Wisdom is to enact knowledge acquired through experience: failure and successes are opportunities; to utilize intellect & truth in future decisions; it is to be a problem-solver, a critical and flexible thinker, and an ethical change agent.
To be Impassioned with Benevolence is enacting honor, setting aside personal interests for the greater good and in doing so, recognizing that we are a small part of the whole, sharing an interconnectedness that implores us to do more than service but to embody sacrifice. It is continuously seeking to discover one another’s needs & to create avenues that restore the school, the community, and the world.
To be Impassioned with Courage is to stand in the face of fear & yet make decisions that are not popular, and to embrace risk as a natural rite. “In life, we do not get what we deserve, we get what we negotiate.”
& Punctuated by EXCELLENCE
Core Value Manifest:
The characteristic of genuine heroism, is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic. Yet we have the weakness to expect the sympathy of people in those actions whose excellence is that they outrun sympathy and appeal to a tardy justice. If you would serve your brother it is fit for you to serve him, do not take back your words when you find that prudent people do not commend you. Be true to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age. It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson