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Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

It shall be the shared responsibility of CdMHS/MS students, educators, administrators, and parents to enable students to become life-long learners with the ability and desire to think critically, act thoughtfully and ethically, communicate effectively, and positively influence a rapidly changing, diverse world. To this end, the school community will provide each student with opportunities to expand to the fullest potential his/her creative, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical capabilities. The school community will assist each student in becoming a contributing, responsible member of his/her family, school, community, country, and world.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

The ESLRs are clearly displayed in all classrooms and are referred to when a teachable moment occurs. The students are reminded to “Show the Sea King PRIDE” (PRIDE is the acronym for the ESLRs) on a regular basis via the daily announcements.

Positive Attitude: CdM staff and parents have worked together to support an environment that promotes consistent rules and regulations that allow students to participate in an environment promoting strong character. Students have responded positively to the regulations regarding dress code, attendance, discipline, and academic integrity. The CdM family continues to show a positive attitude.

Responsible Citizenship: CdM students have embraced their responsibility to be good citizens and have actively engaged in activities that create a culture of ongoing improvements, in both the school and the community. The student Leadership Team, consisting of over 100 student leaders, has rallied around issues such as school pride, academic honesty, character and diversity.

Independent Complex Thinking: CdM students are engaged in decisions related to both their individual success and the overall programmatic changes that bring success to the school at large. Classroom instructional strategies promote activities that support higher order critical thinking skills. The level of academic rigor and the data on student performance relative to college success indicates that this continues to remain a student goal.

Developed Technology Proficiency: The CdM community has shown financial commitment for both infrastructure and training to support students develop technology proficiency. To promote this goal, teachers continue to make the use of technology a priority in their classrooms.

Effective Communication Skills: These activities promote the skills of acceptable formal oral and written communication. The school staff has committed to adopting writing and speech standards that include presentations and research papers as part of the curriculum. In order to promote self advocacy in our students, steps have been taken to create a standard of reciprocal and timely communication.