Mutual Respect

Everyone’s voice matters: Every student, every teacher, every parent or guardian, every school leader, every staff member, every custodian, everyone. Students’ ideas and teachers’ ideas are encouraged and appreciated as part of academic instruction. Students and teachers are partners in setting and maintaining high expectations. Instead of looking to behavior management or other crowd control mechanisms, adults in school embrace relationship-based discipline, restorative justice, and other philosophies that authentically build self-discipline and intrinsic motivation, and teach genuine responsibility. Students are not expected simply to comply with rules. The expectation is that school will help students thrive.

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