All individuals are unique and have value. Learning is the ability to think critically and creatively. Instruction should relate to real-life experiences and should provide for different learning styles and abilities. A qualified and effective staff is essential in establishing academic excellence. Parents, educators, students, and community members must be active partners in a successful educational process. The educational and social atmosphere should promote support for and appreciation of all students. A safe, caring, respectful, and disciplined environment is necessary for learning.