The decisions we make daily are based on our Mission, Beliefs and Principles of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. It is important that the teachers understand the Mission, Beliefs, and Principles and how we all play a role in making them successful.

Vision

In preparation for college and the future,

  • Every Student will leave their grade at or above grade level, no matter where they start
  • Teachers, students, families, and community will work in partnership to create a school all children want to attend

Mission

Seven Hills Elementary will teach the intended curriculum, assess and monitor students progress, help students and parents set goals based on clear expectations, and provide appropriate safety nets in preparation for a rigorous middle school curriculum.

 

Beliefs

Kids come first

All students belong to everyone

Safe, trusting, and nurturing environment for all

Focused teaching

Actions are determined by student performance

The Principles of Learning:

  • Effort produces achievement.
  • Learning is about making connections.
  • We learn with and through others.
  • Learning takes time.
  • Motivation matters.

The Principles of Teaching:

  • The teacher matters.
  • Focused teaching promotes accelerated learning.
  • Clear expectations and continuous feedback activate learning.
  • Good teaching builds on students' strengths and respects individuals' differences.
  • Good teaching involves modeling what students should learn.

The Principles of Curriculum:

  • The curriculum should focus on powerful knowledge.
  • All students should experience a "Thinking Curriculum."
  • The best results come from having an aligned instructional system.