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Pike Road Schools' Pledge to Parents and Community

As a school system, WE PLEDGE to accomplish our mission of creating a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.

We PLEDGE to support our students as learners by

  • Fostering a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Being responsive to students’ needs as learners to enable each student to reach his/her full potential
  • Empowering teachers as designers, facilitators, navigators, mentors, encouragers, and leaders who guide, instruct, and support students in their learning
  • Engaging students in their learning by creating experiences by in which students are solving real problems for a real audience
  • Empowering students to be researchers, curators, content creators, and publishers
  • Piquing students’ curiosity about how things work and encouraging them to ask questions, observe, investigate, take things apart, build, and create
  • Structuring learning in a way that allows students to have more ownership over their learning
  • Creating learning experiences that cause students to retain what they learn and be able to apply their learning to new situations
  • Using technology resources to supplement, enhance, and accelerate students’ learning
  • Empowering students to conduct in-depth research on topics of interest to them and to become the resident experts on their area of interest
  • Assessing students’ knowledge and skills to devise each student’s learning path and reassess as needed to ensure students are continuously learning and making significant academic gains
  • Flexibly grouping students to work on specific content objectives/skills based on their learning needs
  • Supporting each student on his/her level with an emphasis on moving the student to the next level
  • Allowing student learning to determine how we use time and resources.

We PLEDGE to communicate and partner with parents and the community by

  • Valuing parents as our partners and members of the school community.
  • Communicating and collaborating with parents about your child’s learning, events, and opportunities.
  • Providing parents ongoing access to their child’s progress as a learner and working together to monitor and discuss students’ progress.
  • Enlisting community support and volunteers to share their time, hobby, and/or allow our students to come into their place of business for shadowing, apprenticeships, and opportunities for solving real problem.
  • Collaborate with colleges and universities to provide online and onsite college courses to enable our high schools to earn college credit hours prior to graduating from high school.

 

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