Community Commitments

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.

Cultural Sensitivity

  • 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.