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Core Values & Beliefs

Core Values & Beliefs

The McDowell County School System embraces the following as its core values and beliefs. Through all district operations and activities, it will . . .
  • Stress the importance of students by making data-driven decisions that
  • establish high expectations for all;
  • create conditions enabling them to learn; and
  • serve their academic, social, emotional, physical, and cultural needs.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships.
  • Ensure schools are safe, nurturing places where everyone engages in learning with curiosity and excitement.
  • Emphasize the importance of daily attendance by all.
  • Create a culture of achievement for students and adults to –
  • develop both individual and collective talents,
  • maximize and fulfill their potential, and
  • prepare for future success.
  • Establish a collaborative culture resulting from –
  • great customer service,
  • respect and compassion for individual and cultural differences,
  • access and equity for all, and
  • a strong work ethic.