OUR COLLECTIVE VISION
We support the development of whole, happy, people who are college & career ready critical thinkers and positive change makers in our community & world.
A growth mindset is the way in which we empower both students and staff at Roots International Academy to think about our capacity as individuals and as a community. It is the belief and conviction that when we are reflective in our practice, view challenges as opportunities to improve, and develop steps to overcome shortcomings, growth is inevitable.
OUR UNITED MISSION
We will engage students in rigorous curriculum and foster evidence-based discussion, thereby empowering critical thinkers who make meaning of the world around them and master grade-level literacy.
We value cultural competency and will build authentic relationships so that students develop community and situational appropriateness.
We will develop efficacious scholars who will continuously reflect through academic and social goal setting and who are able to see challenges as opportunities.
We work to prepare students for the demanding shifts to Common Core. This means infusing classrooms with technology and opportunities to engage in blended learning. It also means incorporating various levels of complex text accompanied with strategies that encourage students to use and apply evidence to their reasoning and justifications. There's a whole new world of education out there, and we're eager to explore it!