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The mission of the Stratford Public Schools is to develop a community of learners in which ALL students acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to meet the challenges of a changing and increasingly diverse 21st century society.

Students will acquire content knowledge, strengthen higher-order thinking, and develop character in order to address 21st century challenges.
• We believe teachers must work collaboratively in support of student learning and to model collaboration as a social skill with students.
• We believe that a rigorous curriculum for all students, an acceptance of diversity, and a culture that actively welcomes all learners will contribute to a more knowledgeable community and society.
• We believe in the value of a strong education as a means of preparing students for work and life in the remainder of the 21st century.

All students will…
• use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate and effectively apply information appropriate for authentic tasks. (Academic)
• work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and accomplish goals. (Civic-Social)
• communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied contexts for a variety of purposes. (Academic)
• demonstrate innovation, flexibility and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits and working/learning conditions. (Academic)
• effectively apply the analysis, synthesis and evaluation processes that enable productive problem solving. (Academic)
• value and demonstrate personal responsibility, character, cultural understanding and ethical behavior. (Civic-Social)
• show competence in all core academic subjects and other fields of interest, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate content information in multiple formats. (Academic)