Guiding Principles

Category: School

The foundation of the school’s guiding principles will be grounded in its responsibility and accountability to its stakeholders to provide a high-quality educational program that promotes the academic success of its students. This school will be held accountable to local, district, and state standards of accountability.


Academic excellence will be the school’s top priority. Student achievement will be monitored to continuously evaluate the success of the curriculum and all programs offered by the school. To provide for multiple learning styles while maintaining a competitive edge among other schools in the community, a wide array of educational opportunities will be provided to students.


Parental involvement will be a crucial element leading to the school’s success. Parents will be encouraged to participate in many aspects of program selection and development, and logistical day-to-day operations of The School and its opportunities for students. By involving parents in the operations of The School as much as is possible, parents will feel a strong connection and ownership of the educational opportunities provided to their children. This approach will serve to benefit teachers, administrators, parents themselves, and most importantly, students.


The School will provide a highly rigorous academic curriculum and environment through the communication of high expectations for both students and teachers. Parents of all students will receive information regarding student’s reading level and current progress three times each year based upon data from the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), iReady reading/mathematics and the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR). Parents will be encouraged to collaborate with their students to set goals for achievement. Throughout the year, parents will be informed of all assessments their children will be participating in MISSION through use of the assessment calendar, reminder flyers, mass e-mails, and the school’s website. Students will be encouraged to attend, as the school seeks to use assessment results as teaching tools for students to learn the value of goal-setting and self-monitoring. Guidance will be provided to students and parents regarding setting new goals for success and ways that parents can support their achievement.



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