Centrality of the Classroom
All of the instructional efforts in the classroom are aligned to support the relationship between students and teachers, because the classroom experience is the core of education. By embracing this principle, we will ensure that students receive an effective, balanced and comprehensive education.
When we establish high expectations for students and provide the support necessary to achieve these expectations, high academic, social and personal success will follow. It is these expectations that provide the challenge and the inspiration required to motivate a student to his or her highest level of performance.
Educational equity for students is a shared priority and a shared responsibility of the WSPS, parents and the larger school community. Through our inclusive, cooperative efforts, we will create conditions for their full and equal participation, opportunity, and benefit in society, thus maximizing students’ success and closing the achievement gap.
Academic integrity in the West Springfield Public Schools embodies a commitment to honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. In order for students to achieve their maximum academic potential, we will promote an environment that fosters integrity and honorable conduct, thus providing sound preparation for success and future opportunities.
Collaborative Problem Solving
We will create an environment that supports collaborative problem solving at all levels and across all disciplines. Quality learning experiences and collaborative problem solving support academic achievement thus enabling students to build on success as they pursue goals.