1. Every person on each campus is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs worthy of respect.
2. Every teacher and student has the right to a safe and enjoyable learning environment that promotes student learning, fosters self-worth and enhances his or her potential.
3. All students have the ability to learn; therefore, they should be provided with a a variety of instructional approaches to support different learning styles.
4. Students have a greater opportunity for success when they are actively engaged in the learning process in a well-disciplined environment.
5. Students develop to their full potential when there is a harmonious relationship among the school, the home and the community.
6. Students need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills and need to be actively involved in higher order thinking, problem solving and quality work production in order for them to become life-long learners.
7. Students are provided opportunities for students to practice principles and qualities of self-discipline needed for democratic citizenship and responsible participation in a multicultural, multi-ethnic society.
8. Schools need to function as a learning organization in which teachers, administrators, students, parents, and the communities share the responsibility for advancing the system's mission while demonstrating dedication, a positive attitude, and a willingness to change.