LIFE³ Academy is founded and committed to the following four core beliefs that guide toward our goals of academic excellence and strong student character:
- All students enter school with a wealth of knowledge rooted in culture, language, and personal experience. That knowledge should be built upon, not diminished, and serve as the foundation for which students learn to navigate the cultures of the world.
- A strong foundation of self- determination and self-advocacy is essential to student success in education and the professional world. All of our students are capable of reaching high levels of success. School should provide sufficient time for students to identify long term goals, and navigate ways of realizing them.
- Students’ physical and social emotional needs are a pre-requisite to higher order problem solving and rigorous academic achievement. When foundational needs of students are addressed, students can engage at their highest level and meet the cognitive demands required in the classroom.
- Direct exposure to local and national resources, beyond the student’s current experiences, provides students with the self-confidence and social capital needed to be competitive in the world.
LIFE³ Academy builds on students’ vision of their own future, and provides the strategies and understanding of how to motivate and inspire others to engage in that vision.
The LIFE³ community values and promotes honesty and strong morality in all areas.
LIFE³ provides a safe, welcoming environment where all are encouraged and supported in being their most authentic selves.
LIFE³ equips teachers, staff, and students with the academic and social awareness and capital to produce their own desired results.
LIFE³ grants teachers and staff the audacity to be self-determined and autonomous. With educational exposure and permission to make mistakes, staff models for and grooms students to become self-aware, powerful, and catalysts of change.
LIFE³ believes that each day provides the opportunity to learn and grow. Staff and students take the time to reflect on what was learned and how it challenges and changes what is already known.