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Core Beliefs


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Core Beliefs Highlights


APS 2020: Shaping the Future is based on our community’s core beliefs about education—these are our foundation. We, as a community, believe:

  • Every student has unique abilities that we must recognize and
  • A district with students at its center provides an adaptable and responsible foundation for learning.
  • Student and staff safety is essential to our vision and mission.
  • Students, families, staff and community members share the responsibility for student achievement.
  • Student achievement and growth are driven by a highly-effective and respected staff working as a team.
  • Students take an active and ongoing responsibility for their learning.
  • Families are our partners in education.
  • Community partnerships provide vital resources and opportunities for students and families.
  • All students must have equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential.
  • Diversity is a strength in our community.


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