Our six Guiding Principles are a beacon to be followed as we strive to continually improve. They lead us in making decisions throughout our program, from curriculum choices to disciplinary approaches.
Clear Educational Objectives
- All learning activities support the educational objectives
of the State Core, The International Baccalaureate Program, and school
- Students gain a strong foundation of academic skills from which to draw upon.
- Students understand and apply a range of learning and thinking skills.
- Students examine and learn from multiple perspectives.
- Students learn and use different approaches to solving problems.
- Students are able to learn both independently and collaboratively.
- Students have the confidence to take risks.
- Students are active inquirers and have a passion for discovery.
It is essential for teachers to:
- Differentiate instruction according to student ability levels.
- Present material in different ways to expose students to multiple learning styles.
- Teach students to understand and work effectively with others who learn differently than they do.
Student Community Involvement
- Students gain a sense of their personal value system by contributing to local, national, and global communities.
- Students gain international mindedness by organizing and participating in activities or causes that promote the common good.
- Students use their IB learner profile attributes to contribute in positive and meaningful ways.
- Students recognize their ability to achieve excellence and improve the world.
Stakeholder Community Involvement
- An involved community promotes optimal student learning.
- Channing Hall’s community includes students, parents/guardians, teachers, administration, the board of directors, staff and volunteers.
- The Channing Hall community acts ethically, treats each other with respect and assumes responsibility for their actions.
- Parental/Guardian involvement is expected, as it is a leading indicator for student achievement.
- The Community works together to help each student achieve the defined educational objectives (see Principle I).
- Students give their best effort, set and achieve personal goals and track their own progress.
- Parents/Guardians support their student’s efforts while fostering individual responsibility.
- Teachers provide students with opportunities to reflect on and apply what they learn.