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Cornell Vision & Mission Statements

Our Vision and Mission

At Cornell, we support the district’s mission, values and beliefs by:
  • Offering a safe and supportive learning environment that allows all of our students to thrive in their academic achievement and social-emotional growth
  • Valuing the diversity of our population, embracing the unique qualities of each student, and building our students’ understanding and acceptance of these differences between one another
  • Targeting our work to ensure that our students have a deep understanding of the essential knowledge and skills taught at their grade level, develop critical thinking skills, produce high quality work, are adept at applying their learning, and are thoughtful, caring members of our community.

Our mission is to create a community of self-sufficient lifelong learners who are cooperative, respectful and responsible. We create safe, inclusive and engaging classrooms as places of exploration and creativity. We have routines and procedures that foster students taking responsibility for learning and achieving their personal best. Students reflect on themselves as learners in the roles of readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, sociologists, athletes, and artists. Our students see their own individual strengths and set goals for their learning. They develop the skills to empathize with others through active listening and group work. This helps them see themselves as unique and part of a larger diverse society. As we tend to their learning, we emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, and students’ ability to express themselves clearly. All of our students are moving towards mastering the essential skills and grade level standards so that they can thrive as learners in school and throughout their lives.