In setting forth specific objectives for the school, it must be recognized that such goals have real meaning only as they are put into operation and practice within the school and only if periodic checks are made to determine the progress toward their attainment. Implicit in the operationalization and evaluation of goals is the fact that the goals are not fixed and are subject to change. The cooperative efforts of all parts of the school system will be necessary to facilitate accomplishing the objectives as enumerated.
The Phoenix Central School District will provide each student an equal opportunity to develop to the optimum of his/her ability:
1. an appreciation of his/her own worth;
2. an understanding of and a belief in our democratic way of life;
3. recognition of the individual's responsibility in society;
4. in verbal communication skills such as listening and speaking, reading, writing and composition;
5. in mathematical concepts and skills such as number and numeration, fundamental operations, and
6. understanding of how and why people live as they do in our own and other cultures;
7. knowledge of natural laws governing himself and his/her environment;
8. habits and attitudes that will maintain a healthy mind and body;
9. his/her talents in the fine arts; and
10. his/her talents in the technical-skill areas.
Since education is ideally open-ended, an important goal of the school is to provide individuals the opportunity for continuing education.
The Board of Education recognizes the importance of interdependence and involvement of the professional staff, students, and the community in the development of a relevant student-oriented curriculum based upon the district's educational objectives.
The Board supports the development and implementation of lines of communication that are clearly defined and which develop confidence between the school and the community.
The Board feels that students should be encouraged to express their opinions in a responsible manner. It supports the right of students to express points of view.
The Board further supports the development and implementation of processes which develop cooperative educational ventures between the school, the commercial and industrial components of the community and all other community agencies and groups.
Cross-ref: 0210, Goals for Instructional Program
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: February 4, 2003