At Powell, we believe:
► Every child can learn and reach high levels of academic achievement.
► “Smart is not something you are; smart is something you get (incrementally) by working hard and working smart” (Efficacy Institute Maxim)
► Every child can make a significant contribution to the school and community.
► Families are integral to students’ success.
► Students learn when teachers learn.
► All of us grow when we embrace diversity.
► Literacy in math and science is critical for participation in civics and economic life.
Every Powell scholar – regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or home language –will reach high levels of academic achievement and be prepared to succeed at the high school and college of his or her choice. Powell students will be instilled with a deep appreciation for languages, mathematics and science and will develop the lifelong skills needed to be successful individuals, active community members, and responsible citizens.
Powell promises to provide every student with an outstanding education, every family with a welcoming and respectful environment, every teacher with a fulfilling and professional place to work, and every community member with a school in which they can take pride.