The Cottonwood District #22 shall provide an equal opportunity for all students to receive an education which will enable each to fulfill their optimum role in society, commensurate with individual ability, in compliance with legal requirements and reflecting the desires of the people.

The instructional programs, methods and resources shall meet the needs of each individual student, regardless of race, color, creed, sex or level of ability. The District recognizes that equal opportunity education does not imply uniformity and that each student’s unique characteristics must be acknowledged.

The instructional programs, methods and materials shall not imply, teach or encourage any beliefs or practices reflecting bias or discrimination toward other individuals or groups and shall not deny others their basic human rights.

The Cottonwood District #22 shall employ the Montessori Method as it’s main curriculum.

To help students transform their potential into actuality, their basic, quality education should enable them to:

  1. Find joy in learning;
  2. Communicate ideas, knowledge, thoughts and feelings in a variety of formats and through a variety of media;
  3. Reason critically and creatively;
  4. Develop personal responsibility;
  5. Assume social responsibility;
  6. Be effective in a changing world;
  7. Learn who they are becoming.

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