Learning is a Shared Responsibility
We believe student achievement is realized through shared responsibility between teachers, parents, administrators and the students.
Our shared responsibility includes:
- Recognizing that "each student should be educated in the least restrictive environment. The degree of inclusion provide each student is based on the extent and nature of modifications required." (Source: Policy #AP4350)
- Implementing the strategic plan end result #1, "Students will meet or exceed district standards and age-developmentally appropriate benchmarks for academic competency in all content areas."
The Gifted Services Teacher has a Shared Responsibility in:
- Differentiating instruction to raise achievement for gifted and talented learners.
- Facilitating and participating in professional development to meet the needs of gifted and talented learners.
- Collaborating to raise achievement for gifted and talented learners.
- Advocating for the needs of gifted and talented learners.
The Child has a Shared Responsibility in:
- Acting responsibly, being organized, using time wisely, taking ownership of tasks, and asking for help when needed.
- Being self-motivated to work to one's full-potential.
- Applying higher level thinking skills.
- Showing respectful behavior in any learning environment.
The Classroom Teacher has a Shared Responsibility in:
- Differentiating instruction through the use of a variety of techniques and strategies that consider the learning styles and abilities of all students.
- Collaborating with gifted services teacher concerning individual student's needs.
The Principal has a Shared Responsibility in:
- Supporting gifted services through involvement in the referral process.
- Providing physical resources that meet the needs of students.
- Being a liaison among students, gifted services teacher, classroom teachers, parents and community.
The Parent has a Shared Responsibility in:
- Advocating for their child's learning needs.
- Providing information about their child's strengths, talents, interests, and needs.
- Supporting their child and teachers.