All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy, and pursue their dreams.
At the core of every Mastery school is a set of values that guides all of our actions. Mastery’s values are infused in the everyday life of the organization -- in the recruitment criteria for new staff, in staff evaluation and promotion decisions, in the organization’s growth strategy, and in the way staff interact with each other and the parents and students we serve.
Mastery Values are:
1) Student Achievement -- Above All
Student achievement is the civil rights issue of our time and the reason we exist. Each staff member is responsible for our students’ success.
2) We Serve
We serve students and their families first. Our business is their success.
3) The High Road
We do the right thing. We are fair and treat folks with respect.
Our students’ futures are at stake – we don’t give up. We do more with less. If it doesn’t work, we fix it. We find a way.
5) Joy and Humor
Our positive, caring culture supports student and staff success. We like fun. We love to laugh.
6) Straight Talk
We face reality, communicate honestly and respectfully, and hold each other accountable.
7) Open Doors
Everybody is welcome to talk to anybody. We are open and transparent.
8) Continuous Improvement
We seek a better way – always. We are engaged in an ongoing cycle of goal setting, action, measurement, and analysis.
9) One Team
We are in this together. We may disagree, but at the end of the day, we support each other 100%.