Mission Statement

  • Based on the belief that each child should achieve to his or her greatest potential, our mission is to provide a challenging curriculum and a risk-free learning environment with special emphasis on self-esteem, respect and individual differences.

    GIRARD BELIEVES .........

    that student performance is enhanced by good attendance.

    that students should have a safe, risk-free environment which is conducive to learning.

    that the needs of each student should be met through a challenging, flexible curriculum.

    that students and staff should appreciate and respect other people and their cultures.

    that there is a positive relationship between teachers, parents, students, and the community.

    that there should be a variety of instructional materials/media and technology to further the school goals. 

    that students should be rewarded for academic achievement, physical accomplishments, and positive behavior.

    that students should develop an intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude toward learning.

    that parents should have the opportunity to visit and are encouraged to become involved in their child's education.

    that the school and community understand and support the school's mission statement.