• GUIDING PRINCIPLES
     
    In the Anderson District Five community

     
    • We make quality instructional programs the highest priority.
    • We will not tolerate any action that interferes with the students’ rights to learn and the teachers’ rights to teach.
    • We treat each person with dignity and respect in a caring atmosphere.
    • We will not tolerate any action that jeopardizes the safety and well being of students, teachers, or staff.
    • We practice participatory management at all levels of the organization.
    • We include business, industry, and community as partners in education.
    • We promote the recognition and understanding of individual and ethnic diversity.
    • We have high expectations of all students, parents, and staff.
    • We welcome all parents into our schools and recognize them as partners in their child’s education.
    • We support and encourage teachers, administrators, and staff in their professional commitment.
      
    BELIEFS
     
    • The student is the central focus of the school system.
    • Parents, teachers, administrators, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
    • Each child is entitled to a quality public education and has the right to learn in order to fulfill his/her potential.
    • With every right comes responsibility.
    • Learning is a life-long process that is essential for continuous growth.
    • Each student is a unique and valued individual whose self-esteem is enhanced by mutual respect and dignity between students and staff.
    • Higher expectations yield higher results.
    • The understanding of individual and cultural differences will bring about harmony and strengthen our society.