Our Beliefs and Commitments aligned to Excellence for ALL

As a GA Lighthouse School of Excellence, our beliefs are aligned with the following criteria:

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. High-performing schools with middle grades are
academically excellent. They challenge all students to use their minds well.

DEVELOPMENTAL RESPONSIVENESS. High-performing schools with
middle grades are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early
adolescence.

SOCIAL EQUITY. High-performing schools with middle grades are socially
equitable, democratic, and fair. They provide every student with high-quality teachers,
resources, learning opportunities, and supports. They keep positive options open for
all students.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES. High-performing
schools with middle grades are learning organizations that establish norms,
structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory
toward excellence.