Policy JA: Student Policies Goals

  The School Committee believes that the student is the focal point of all operations of a school system.

The Committee and staff will work together to establish an environment conducive to the best learning achievements for each student through meeting the following goals regarding students:

  1. To have high expectations for individual student achievement to help each reach their fullest potential.
  2. To individualize the learning program in order to provide appropriately for each student according to his/her specific background, capabilities, learning styles, interests and aspirations.
  3. To expect appropriate behavior by each student.
  4. To protect and observe the legal rights of students.
  5. To enhance the self-image of each student by helping her/him feel respected and worthy through a learning environment that provides encouragement through success.
  6. To provide an environment of reality in which students can learn personal and civic responsibility for their actions through meaningful experiences as school citizens.
  7. To deal with students in matters of discipline in a just and constructive manner.
  8. To provide in every way possible for the safety, health and welfare of students.
  9. To promote regular attendance in school.

Region Voted to Approve: 2/24/83
Amherst Voted to Approve: 8/9/83
Pelham Voted to Approve: 4/5/83
Effective Date: 2/24/83 
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