the education of all children in the District who can
benefit from public school education.
the belief that education is the process whereby
society utilizes its knowledge of learning to develop each individual to
the highest degree possible as a member of a democratic society.
the task of providing a solid foundation of both
academic or vocational knowledge and skills as each individual child’s
ability will permit.
the belief that individual differences exist in the school
population and that differentiation of instruction is imperative if
individual needs are to be met adequately; further, that atypical pupils
should be discovered, encouraged and challenged.
the belief that every child should be encouraged and
stimulated to be perceptive, to exercise critical thinking and to make
logical decisions based on facts.
the task of developing in every child an understanding
and appreciation of the forces and ideals which have made America great,
and a sense of personal responsibility as future citizens of the
community, of Illinois, of the United States, and of the world.
the provision of guidance that will foster the best
possible vocation choices commensurate with the child’s ability.
freedom from any sexual, cultural, ethnic or religious
the development of an awareness of and appreciation for