Our mission as a school is to build students who are not only exceptional scholars, but also kind, empathetic human beings. We hold all our students to the following Community Commitments: Courage, Cultural Sensitivity, Friendship, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, and Self-Discipline.
I stand up for people who are being picked on and/or disrespected.
I make the best choices whether or not they are favored by my peers.
I take academic, personal and social risks that help me grow.
I take on the role of leader as needed.
I try new things with an open mind and empower those around me to do the same.
I stop confrontations and conflicts as soon as I can.
I hold my peers accountable for community norms and expectations.
I actively learn about other cultures so as to become more understanding of other customs and beliefs.
I value race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and other forms of diversity at my school.
I hold my peers accountable for being respectful and creating an open and safe environment for people of all cultures.
I stand up against ignorance and intolerance.
I work to understand my own cultural identity.
I am an ally to my peers regardless of our differences.
I encourage the academic success of those around me.
I encourage my peers to act responsibly.
I can give both critical and positive feedback to my peers.
I am nice, kind, and polite to all members of my community.
I welcome visitors, new students, new teachers and staff.
I am a role model and mentor for my peers.
I work to support my peers when we are struggling.
I go into situations with a positive attitude.
I meet my goals even through challenges or obstacles.
I don’t quit.
I learn from failure.
I treat all people with a positive attitude, no matter what the situation.
I stand up for what I believe in.
I can agree to disagree with people—amicably and politely.
I take care of my mind, body, and spirit.
I make eye contact with people when conversing.
I observe simple courtesies.
I make no excuses for the tasks I fail to do.
I hold myself accountable for my actions.
I am honest.
I meet all deadlines.
Once I start something I finish it to the best of my ability.
I clean up after myself, recycle, and pick up trash in the school.
I control my words and actions in all situations.
I hold myself to a high standard at all times.
I don’t talk over other people.
I listen more than I talk.
I follow through with goals and responsibilities even when I would rather be doing something else.
I sweat the small stuff.
I have a regular routine (time, place, no phone) for completing homework.