Mission & Vision

Philosophy:

 

Glacier View Junior High is founded on eight cornerstones that shape our school. These cornerstones come from the Breaking Ranks in the Middle research.  You can learn more about each of the cornerstones as they apply to Glacier View by clicking on any of the following links:

Cornerstones:

 

Assessment: Dynamic ongoing assessment is used to guide instruction and report student learning.

 

Dynamic Learning Teams: Dynamic, empowered teams of teachers (Learning Teams) are crucial to the development of a positive learning environment for junior high students. Learning Teams create interventions, team interdisciplinary lessons, and support transitions that students experience.

 

Professional Development: Glacier View Junior High staff members strive for constant growth in an environment where professional scholarship is fostered and staff development is dedicated to implementing our Cornerstone beliefs. Opportunities are provided for the entire staff to learn about and apply researched-based best practices, using national, state, and district expectations. At Glacier View Junior High, teachers, counselors, and support staff collaborate to improve student achievement, safety, and scholarship.

 

Rigor: Teachers and students at Glacier View Junior High will collaborate together to develop the capacity to utilize content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging.

 

Collaboration: Effective and professional collaboration increases student achievement and positive behavior and enhances the overall school culture. We believe collaboration is a critical factor in creating a professional learning community where staff is encouraged to work together to improve their professional practice, and so it is built into our structure and our expectations.

 

Personalization: Personalization of the educational environment is the standard that defines our learning community. The community, staff, administration and student body are a collaborative team that focuses on academics, community service, school spirit and strong character.

 

Leadership Systems: The wisdom of a collaborative staff leadership model enhances student learning and dynamic change within our school. Collaboration is who we are and what we do.

 

Equity: At Glacier View we strive to provide each and every student with equitable access to key educational resources in an environment which supports all social, economic, and racial/ethnic groups. We believe all students deserve equal opportunities to engage in challenging activities and learning. As caring adults we support the emotional and social growth of our students, celebrating each as a valued member of our school community.

 

Please see the following website for more information on the Breaking Ranks philosophy:

 

https://www.nassp.org/School-Improvement/Breaking-Ranks-Publications/Breaking-Ranks-in-the-Middle