Rib Mountain Belief Statement
The purpose of our school is to see to it that all our students learn at high
levels, and the future of our students depends on our success. We must work
collaboratively to achieve that purpose, because it is impossible to accomplish
if we work in isolation. And we must continually assess our effectiveness in
achieving our purpose on the basis of results--tangible evidence that our
students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions we feel are
essential to their future success."
Students learn best when they are
actively engaged in learning processes which are an appropriate match to their
A successful student links new
information with existing knowledge and uses a variety of thinking and reasoning
Exceptional students (Sp. Ed., LEP, GT,
etc.) need special services and resources to improve learning.
Leaders, including teacher leaders and administration, engage in practices that
support the ongoing improvement of teaching and learning performance – allowing
adequate time for effective implementation.
Students learn more when provided with a
variety of instructional approaches and a variety of assessments to
demonstrate achievement and progress.
Curriculum needs to
incorporate a variety of learning activities using a variety of instructional
approaches to accommodate differences in student learning.
A safe and physically
comfortable environment promotes student learning.
Teachers, Administrators, parents and
the community share the responsibility for helping students learn.
A student’s performance is enhanced by
mutual respect among students and staff.