In order to have a safe environment for students to learn and have a sense of belonging we need to build our systems upon the foundation of core values, which represent the believes of our community. Character education programs help us develop social & emotional learning skills providing a a compass for our behavior, helping us make responsible decisions and, manage our relationships to self, the community and the world.
Tribes Learning Communities is a research-based process that creates a culture that maximizes learning and human development.
TLC offers collaborative skills, community agreements, meaningful participation, strategies for integrating curriculum, and professional development in elementary, middle and high school.
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Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to "human kindness." It is an idea from the Southern African region which means literally "human-ness," and is often translated as "humanity toward others." It is mostly used in a philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity" Watch our Middle School Ubuntu Video
Small Acts of Kindness are present in our schools every day. The idea behind celebrating them is no secret; Kindness inspire Kindness. In an effort to spread caring for one another Acts of Kindness are recognized at every assembly. Read some of our acts of kindness stories
Students and teachers sharing classes belong to learning communities. Each small tribe has an advisory teacher who advocates for students in his/her group. At the same time they all belong to a grade level community where members share academic, recreational, co-curricular and other experiences together. This structure also allows for teachers of different disciplines to share common planning, support and communication, under the guidance of a team leader. Learning Communities strengthen care, accountability and learning for all students.