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School Vision

Embrace a “Growth Mindset”; Ensure High Levels of Learning for All; Provide High Quality Instruction; Expect Regular Staff Learning & Collaboration

Note: Realizing our vision is a work in progress. We are constantly working toward implementation of what you see below.

The Ridges K-8 will embrace a “Growth Mindset” [Dweck, C., 2006] while preparing students for the future. With a focus on wellness and stewardship we will ensure that every member of the learning community feels as though they belong and are respected. We will do this by inspiring a love of learning with compassion and committing to community inclusion.

Our vision is comprised of two big ideas:

  1. We will provide high quality instruction to ensure high levels of learning for all students.
  2. We will operate as a team.

Provide high quality instruction to ensure high levels of learning for all students

The Ridges K-8 recognizes the power of the team to make a difference in student learning and growth. We will implement engaging, intentional, meaningful, and consistent standards-based instruction that will:

  • Embrace multi-age and subject integration
  • Cultivate critical thinkers
  • Be developed from a “data, reflection, research” loop process
  • Utilize a K-8 scope and sequence
  • Communicate explicit objectives
  • Celebrate all forms of success and acknowledge an inclusive and diverse educational environment
  • Integrate a myriad of ways to show growth and success
  • Use meaningful technology to enhance student learning
  • Use a signature project culminating student learning at the 4th, 6th, and 8th grades
  • Demonstrate an individualized approach to each whole student

Instruction may also:

  • Use an integrated, thematic, or project based approach
  • Constructed by incorporating student interest and input
  • Incorporate real world learning, service learning, and/or experiential learning

We will operate as a team

The Ridges K-8 Staff (Administrative, Certified, and Classified) will operate as a team. Our team will be based on:

  • Safety
  • Trust
  • Healthy conflict
  • Collaboration – Shared leadership and control
  • Information based accountability

Our actions will demonstrate transparency. Team members will share an understanding of the relevancy of each member and the contributions they make to the organization.