Our School

MISSION STATEMENT


Turlington Woods School is a dynamic alternative educational institution that partners with families, employers, and volunteers from the community to support students who have had difficulty thriving in traditional academic settings.  Our mission is to foster continuous academic growth while providing a system of behavioral interventions focused on the development of more respectful, responsible, and safe decision making, as well as supporting the transition of our students once they have demonstrated readiness to return to their base schools.


VISION STATEMENT

The vision of Turlington Woods School is that all students who receive the school's specialized support to go on to:

     

    • Graduate from high school

    • Pursue higher vocational or educational 

    • Enter the workforce as productive citizens in our community 

    • Have a positive impact in the global community


    Faculty and Staff Shared Beliefs

    WE BELIEVE THAT A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL IS ONE THAT:
     - Teaches students how to be respectful, responsible, and safe.
     - Models appropriate behaviors, coping skills, and social and character skills.
     - Supports the growth of academics and vocational skills.

    WE BELIEVE THAT A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT IS ABLE TO:
     - Demonstrate academic growth by reading, writing, comprehending, and thinking critically.
     - Apply him/herself by completing assignments and engaging academically.
     - Demonstrate behavioral growth by following directions, being respectful, and maximizing learning activities.
     - Function in his/her base school and society by making good choices.

    WE BELIEVE THAT AN EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM IS ONE IN WHICH:
     - Students are engaged and learning.
     - Students are challenging their minds to discover new information.
     - Students are safe.

    WE BELIEVE THAT A GOOD STAFF MEMBER IS ONE WHO:
     - Provides support and builds relationships.
     - Demonstrates and promotes prosocial skills.
     - Listens empathetically to offer emotional guidance.
     - Demonstrates professionalism.
     - Completes his/her responsibilities with full effort and to the best of his/her ability.

    WE BELIEVE THAT AN EFFECTIVE SCHOOL FACULTY IS ONE THAT:
     - Works as a team.
     - Values the needs of the student.

    TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM, WE BELIEVE THAT:
     - Staff must help students set goals, provide structure, and set guidelines that will enable
       students to transition back to their base schools upon completion of our program.  
     - There must be a positive intervention in place to ensure academic and behavioral success
       for all students.