Teaching and Learning Commitments
Parents, community and staff working together to develop lifelong learners and contributing members of our society.
We envision a school in which staff:
•Demonstrate accountability for each student through on-going assessment;
•Regularly collaborate within and between teams;
•Address the needs of the whole child, including academic, social and emotional development;
•Research and implement “best practices”;
•All work together toward common goals; and
•Welcome and utilize parent/community involvement.
In order to attain the vision we have for our school, the following collective commitments were established by Highland Elementary staff:
•Develop and implement common assessments that are aligned with district frameworks;
•Utilize the Student Profile to analyze all testing data;
•Apply time and structure for creative teaming for all staff;
•Examine and utilize building, district and community resources to support the whole child;
•Participate in job-embedded opportunities for on-going collaboration and professional development;
•Enhance professional skills through acquired knowledge and staff development;
•Develop agreed-upon goals directly related to student achievement; and
•Evaluate building needs to broaden opportunities for community involvement at Highland.