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Jackson's Core Beliefs

Core Values (What we believe):
  • Exemplary student learning
  • Guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Collaborative professional learning communities
  • Engaging families and the community
  • Data-driven decisions for continuous improvement
  • Culture of shared leadership
 
Goals (What we strive to achieve):
  • Goal One: Deliver world-class curriculum and instruction.
  • Goal Two: Provide committed and innovative educators.
  • Goal Three: Furnish safe, appropriate, and well-maintained facilities that support teaching and learning.
  • Goal Four: Ensure business operations effectively support teaching and learning.
  • Goal Five: Engage families and the community.
 
Core Competencies (Who we are):
  • Promote and support exemplary leadership through programming and succession planning.
  • Offer a rigorous, comprehensive, and engaging curriculum.
  • Engage students in learning through the use of transformative tools and innovative instructional practices.
  • Provide personalized professional learning opportunities for all employees.
  • Actively engage and serve our families and community.
  • Support and sustain the organization with a performance improvement system.
 
Key Practices (What we do):
  • Plan, teach, assess, and evaluate to inform instructional practices through the use of the 4 critical questions.
  • Incorporate problem-solving and innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Guide teaching and learning using internationally benchmarked standards.
  • Seek to understand and engage our families and community.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop highly competent educators.
  • Build leadership capacity within our educational community.
 
4 Critical Questions (How we plan for learning):
  • What is it we expect our students to learn?
  • How will we know when the students have learned it?
  • How will we respond when students do not learn?
  • How do we respond to students who have mastered the content?