Our mission is to prepare socially engaged citizens who excel in an information and technology rich society.
Columbus Signature Academy Outcomes:
Our students will:
· Know themselves and their talents well, identify areas for
personal growth and create and identify paths that will fulfill their own destinies.
· Learn through collaboration with family, business, and
· Possess a strong sense of civic responsibility.
· Embrace and celebrate differences and appreciate individuality.
· Think critically and practice 21st century skills.
· Think creatively to solve authentic, real world problems.
· Sustain healthy, trusting relationships that support a safe learning environment.
CSA Core Beliefs:
Lincoln Campus * Fodrea Campus * Central Campus * New Tech Campus
The following core beliefs drive our goal setting and guide our decisions. We review them regularly and revise them when necessary.
We believe in learning-centered communities, in which all members are known, respected and valued,and in which differences are honored and student voice is heard. We celebrate the successes of all learners.
We believe students thrive when they experience relationships with peers, staff and families that generate honest, respectful and trusting communication.
We believe students learn by actively engaging in relevant, authentic and fl exible project based instruction. Content for learning is immediately applicable and balanced with refl ection. Teachers guide learning in a technology-rich environment which emphasizes 21st century skills.
Habits of Mind
We believe school community members who practice critical thinking and socially engaged intelligence are using their minds well.
We believe community partnerships provide learners with a sense of responsibility, inspiring them to become immersed in the community.
We believe learners prioritize, plan and manage their work. Growth and achievement are assessed from many perspectives including performance of real tasks, self and peer critique, projects and portfolios.
We believe procedural, curricular, cultural and fi scal decisions refl ect the core beliefs and the voice of the people directly affected by the decisions. All educators are committed to the decision-making process and model participation in a democratic society.