Community at the Academy
School leaders, teachers, and staff at the Academy are members of a community of learners. We work together to share expertise, improve the school’s program, build background knowledge, and model collaborative learning for students.
Staff culture is characterized by a respectful collegiality where teachers resist judgment and blame and support each other in improving teaching in a safe community that fosters high quality work. Professional development for individual teachers and for the staff as a whole is at the heart of the school.
School-wide norms are expectations that everyone in our school community follows.
ALL norms define “ALL Safe,” “ALL Responsible,” “ALL Respectful.”
Following are some examples:
We use common courtesies, such as please and thank you.
We are a no excuses type of environment, in which everyone takes responsibility for his or her own choices and actions.
We hold doors open for others.
We treat the hallways as quiet places where it is understood that learners are all around.
Small groups of quiet students may work in the hallways. All students carry passes when not accompanied by faculty or staff and everyone walks on the right side of the hallway.
We value student attendance so that children can learn to their fullest potential.