In keeping with the Mission Statement of the Amherst, Pelham, and
Amherst-Pelham Regional Districts, the School Committees affirm the
responsibility of the school system:
To challenge all students to achieve academically at an
internationally competitive level through the acquisition of high-status
knowledge, academic engagement, and school membership for every
student, from pre-kindergarten to high school graduation.
To develop and deliver curricula that adhere to national professional
standards, align with state curriculum frameworks, and are consistent
with the district instructional priorities and Social Justice
To eliminate institutional impediments to student achievement that
contribute to differences in student achievement and success associated
with race or socio-economic status.
To provide students with a rigorous, comprehensive, and well-rounded
education that extends beyond core subject courses to include fine and
applied arts, world languages, health and fitness, and technical and
To utilize appropriate, effective, research-based practices and
innovative course plans, units of study, lesson plans, pedagogy and
To employ best practices of differentiated instruction to ensure that every student is learning.
To maximize each student’s achievement directed by district
curriculum standards and objectives or, as agreed upon, individualized
To provide academic support, enrichment, and other special services and programs to help increase students’ achievement.
To prepare every student to be successful in higher education,
whether the student intends to attend college directly after high school
or whether the student has other plans for the future.
To nurture every student’s curiosity, interests, and aspirations.
To prepare and encourage every student to be a participating, responsible citizen within a global society.
The School Committee will rely on its professional staff to
design and implement instructional programs and courses of study that
support the educational goals of the school system.
Region Voted to Approve: 12/04/07 amended 4/29/08
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/11/07 amended 5/20/08
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/03/08 amended 6/17/08
Effective Date: 1/03/08 amended 6/17/08