PHILOSOPHY OF LINDSAY SCHOOLS
Since the basic purpose of public schools is education, we of the Lindsay Schools believe it is the responsibility of the school to create an atmosphere conducive to learning. Regardless of inherent ability, socio-economic background, or race, every child should be given opportunities to develop to their fullest potential.
We seek to provide in the classroom, laboratory, media center, and outside activities, varied experiences that will enable the student to function in our democratic and competitive society. Our aim is that the student learns to accept and cope with the responsibilities of society and so become a useful and worthy citizen.
We seek to provide opportunities for students to discover and explore ideas which are essential to the operation of a changing democratic society. In the educational process, students and teachers should develop a sense of cooperation and respect for each other which enables them to realize their civic and ethical duties.
As technological and societal changes come about, we believe the school should be prepared to meet them. The school should so instruct the youth to prepare them to become self-reliant individuals.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF LINDSAY SCHOOLS
Lindsay Schools will attempt to accept students at their own levels and give them individualized and group educational experiences that will help them develop their potential to the highest degree. This will enable the students to become useful citizens in our democratic republic and to understand our country's heritage and its relation to other cultures.
It is agreed that schools are given the responsibility for supplementing the home in developing the fundamental skills and attitudes necessary for everyday life.
To offer students opportunities to progress toward their highest intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and vocational potential so that they may have self-satisfaction and make a positive contribution to American society.
To implement its purpose of education, the Lindsay Schools must strive to develop a program which:
- Encourages the dignity and worth of each human being.
- Identifies academic abilities and meets varying academic needs via a broad curriculum.
- Strengthens self-esteem through positive experiences in both curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- Encourages the understanding of and consideration for the philosophies, cultures, and viewpoints of others.
- Encourages students to analyze problems, think rationally, and make decisions based upon evidence.
- Develops an awareness of vocational possibilities and an appreciation of the skill and dignity of work.
- Encourages physical well-being and good health as students seek a balance between work and leisure.
- Assists students in acquiring knowledge of the educational system and operation of government.
- Encourages the ability to communicate ideas and attitudes through the speaking, writing, and listening processes.
- Develops an awareness of the rights and responsibilities as a citizen of the community, state, nation, and world.