Our Eagle Nation is built upon
Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships through:
1) creating a culture of learning;
2) developing student, parent, and teacher ownership;
3) teaching 21st-century knowledge and skills; and
4) providing systematic interventions.
Rigor is not more work, it is work that uses higher order thinking skills
Relevance is crucial to student motivation. Every person needs to know and be told why what they are doing is important to their greater goals and aspirations in life.
Relationships are the key to every human endeavor; humans are social in nature.
Thus, students need to feel connected and know that others care about them and their success.