Mission, Vision, Motto, Beliefs & Goals

  • Mission

    To provide all students a free appropriate public education that maximizes individual strengths and achievements as they develop into successful, contributing members of a global community.

    Vision

    The vision of the Student Services Department is to meet the individual needs of all students and provide a pathway to lifelong learning.

    Motto

    Maximizing individual strengths. Meeting individual needs.

    Beliefs

    We, the employees of the Student Services Department, believe that:

    • Students are our first priority.
    • The education of students with disabilities is everyone’s responsibility.
    • All students are unique individuals and should be valued for their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual differences.
    • A continuum of services should be utilized to assess and promote student achievement.
    • Building positive relationships with students fosters independence and individual success.
    • Shared decision making, collaboration, and distributive leadership must exist at all levels.
    • Educational excellence begins with professional learning communities.
    • Students learn best when engaged in the learning process.
    • Family and community involvement enhances student achievement.
    • Graduation is a shared responsibility and begins when a student enters school.
    • All students can learn, achieve, and succeed.

    Goals

    • Decreased number of student referrals to special education services by maximizing student performance in the Response to Intervention process.
    • Increase the number of students with disabilities who graduate with a diploma.
    • Increase test scores of students with disabilities in order to increase the number of schools meeting adequate yearly progress requirements.
    • Increase the number of students with disabilities served in the least restrictive environment.