White Pine Charter School is grounded in the belief that all students are able to learn. Our mission statement is simple, “Success for Every Student.” At WPCS, we celebrate when a student demonstrates growth, tries something that is new and challenging to the student, or is helping someone. We also believe that failure can create a powerful teaching opportunity for students. We encourage our students to enhance their own learning through self-discovery guided by teacher direction.
We strive to create a safe learning environment. We believe every child has the right to come to school without fear of taunting, teasing, or violence. To insure these ends are met, WPCS has instituted a Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports(PBIS) program. We teach every student about what it means to be Willing, Positive, Connected and Significant. With the proper learning environment, where students are safe and secure, combined with a school community that cultivates a sense of belonging and children are held in high esteem, each student can progress towards self actualization. (Mcloud, 2018)
As soon as a student’s basic needs are met, WPCS is able to create the perfect setting for accelerated learning. Learning occurs when: