At Yorktown, we achieve Equity, Excellence, and Empowerment.
Students have what they need to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. We all develop equity skills: recognizing inequity, responding appropriately, and fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and anti-bias school culture.
We balance academic excellence and student well-being. Students develop the 5 C’s: critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and citizenship skills, while pursuing their own interests both in school and in extracurricular activities.
Students are empowered through social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making, as embodied by Yorktown ROCS (Respect for Others, the Community, and Self).
To empower students to cultivate their passions, provide support by name and need, and prepare students to thrive in the future.
We Believe Students Will:
- Develop appropriate knowledge and skills to live as productive citizens in a changing world;
- Become intellectual risk-takers who strive to reach their highest potential;
- Use technology to acquire information, communicate with others and demonstrate learning;
- Understand their changing roles in society by working effectively and cooperatively with peers, staff, parents and the community;
- Seek to deliberately promote and support the worth and dignity of themselves and others;
- Be flexible problem-solvers who seek understanding so they can apply a variety of skills to an array of situations;
- Be active and lifelong learners who reflect on the experiences and make necessary adjustments;
- Demonstrate moral and ethical habits in their lives