Chinook students leave middle school with an awareness of themselves and the essential skills and knowledge necessary for success in high school. They are community-minded citizens who are excited about their future and confident about their options for college and career. They are empowered to access opportunities and overcome those they may be denied.
We know our students well as learners and as individuals. All students are known by name, strength and need, and we use this information to differentiate instruction for each student’s success. Their growth and achievement is further supported by our house model and strong advisory program.
High Expectations and Urgency
We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and can engage in positive learning behaviors at all times. We clearly communicate a warm-demander’s stance - “I care for you and therefore, expect the very best from you.”
We expect our students to think critically, and we design engaging learning experiences that guarantee students use their minds well. Our classrooms are characterized by students actively engaging in authentic content and teachers effectively facilitating and responding to student learning.
Tone of Decency and Trust
We value our relationships and treat each other with fairness, kindness, and generosity. We are proud of our diversity and see it as our strength. Students and staff have a sense of belonging and safety and feel confident to use their unique voices and take intellectual risks.