Our Beliefs

ASB students exit a teacher's classroom
  • 1. Student learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.

    2. It is the school's role to recognize each student as an individual and teach the social and educational skills necessary to enable him/her to develop to his/her potential.

    3. It is the school's role to provide a sequential academic education, equivalent to that offered in the public schools (mathematics, science, English and history) and designed to assist the students in achieving their maximum academic capabilities. 

    4. Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accomodate different learning styles.

    5. Students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work. 

    6. A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect between students and staff. 

    7. It is the school's role to teach students to assume responsibility for their actions, to respect authority and respect the rights of others. 

    8. It is the school's role to provide prevocational and vocational opportunities appropriate to the needs and capabilities of the individual student. The school should offer training in manual skills, motor development, job readiness and career exploration.