The Pleasant Valley School staff believes that all children can learn. We are committed to providing a safe and orderly environment with positive experiences to give the student the best possible education; to educate all students to lead productive, satisfying and responsible lives now and in the future.
We will provide the students of Pleasant Valley with the following:
A safe, secure and positive learning environment, both physically and emotionally;
Consistent instruction that creates a positive sense of accomplishment;
A clean and quiet, disciplined atmosphere that is conducive to both mental and physical health;
Communication & involvement of family based on honesty and trust.
Our Philosophy of Education
We believe that all students should be provided the opportunity to realize their potential; and we believe that the primary function of the schools is in preparing each student to make a positive and responsible contribution to the society in which he/she lives, as well as in preparing him/her to realize and share in the benefits of that society.
To further these beliefs, we set forth the following goals, which will be regularly reviewed and revised:
The recognition that our schools and our methods of teaching must be adapted to the special needs of the times and made more relevant to the students.
The individualization of instruction on every level; the development of a coordinated curriculum; the expansion of the library into a resource center, as well as the implementation of other necessary facilities and materials to support such an individualized program.
The realization on the part of the school staff that the schools are conducted for the benefit of the children of the district and that this is the sole reason for their existence; the provision where possible for students to share in the responsibility for decisions which directly concern them.
The recognition of and provision for exceptional children.
The development of a flexible extra-curricular program, arising from the needs and interests of the students, and providing expression for a broader range of abilities.
The more effective use of staff and facilities with the principle of equal opportunity for both teachers and students.
The better communication of these goals to the public with the hope of fostering a spirit of close cooperation between student, teacher, and parent; and the use of parents in school programs where feasible.