The fundamental beliefs that guide Dixon School of Arts and Science and its leaders in their decision-making are:
Respect by and for all parts of Dixon School of Arts and Science including scholars, families, staff, volunteers, and community is at the heart of our values. Caring, cooperation and collaboration are qualities that Dixon School of Arts and Science members demonstrate through responsible, accountable and service-oriented behavior. We are inclusive, celebrate diversity and promote good community citizenship.
Dixon School of Arts and Science members are internally and externally focused on excellence. Dixon School of Arts and Science individuals, groups and leaders are disciplined, skilled and knowledgeable, yet humble, compassionate and open-minded. They are self-aware and seek continuous improvement. Using Trauma-Informed curricula and approaches, they are a positive force within themselves, as well as their class, schools, families, and community.
Enthusiasm for learning and an insatiable thirst for knowledge are hallmarks of Dixon School of Arts and Science members’ work ethic. Dixon School of Arts and Science members are alive and seeking. They grow individually and collectively in understanding and applying best practices.
Life is not always easy or fair, so Dixon School of Arts and Science members exhibit a spirit of passion, perseverance, and determination in all their efforts. Courageously embracing challenges as opportunities for their growth, Dixon School of Arts and Science members strive in a disciplined manner and are thus able to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems.
Honesty with self and others is the clear, transparent theme exhibited by Dixon School of Arts and Science scholars and all who serve them. Dixon School of Arts and Science scholars choose to be trustworthy and truthful, while tolerant of those who differ from them. They are funny, compassionate, and hold deep integrity.