IA: Philosophy

Mission Statement: The mission of the Auburn-Washburn School District is to deliver an exemplary, world-class education for all students, instilling in them the academic knowledge, skills for success, and character required to be happy, responsible and productive citizens.

Vision Statement: The Auburn-Washburn School District will provide all children a safe, enjoyable, and challenging school environment where they have the opportunity to achieve their maximum individual education potential. All students will receive a balanced education where traditional academics are taught, creativity and innovation are cultivated, and skills for success are developed; preparing them to assume roles as responsible citizens in a global community, the workplace and in life.

Core Values: We believe learning is a lifelong process. The following values will help realize our vision:

We believe in the value and uniqueness of each student:

  • Each student has different needs
  • Each student should have the opportunity and be encouraged to reach his/her potential
  • Each student is entitled to a safe, current and well-maintained school environment

We believe that excellence in education is a multifaceted process:

  • Excellence requires building meaningful relationships with all stakeholders and especially with students.
  • Excellence requires the commitment and judicious stewardship of community resources.
  • Excellence prepares students to become happy, responsible and productive citizens; to successfully live and work in a complex, ever changing world.
  • Excellence is a combination of academic performance and skills for success.
  • Excellence must be a dynamic and engaging process in order to meet changing needs.
  • Excellence requires rigorous assessment and feedback of both students and staff.
  • Excellence requires focus on the future.
  • Excellence depends upon effective resource management.
  • Excellence, both academic and skills for success, should be recognized and celebrated.

We believe that respect and responsibility are essential components of an excellent education:

  • Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Effective communication enhances trust and cooperation.
  • Each student is responsible for his/her own actions.
  • Responsibility for public education rests jointly with students parents, teachers and community.

Approved: July 25, 2016