Vision and Mission
- 18 November 2008
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The vision of Sweetwater Branch Academy (SWBA) is to provide students with a well-rounded elementary, middle and high school education in the light of proven and innovative instructional methods in a stimulating environment, and to be a catalyst for change in math, science, and reading for every student to be successful in post-secondary education.
The mission of the Sweetwater Branch Academy (SWBA) is to provide students with a well-rounded academic education by utilizing proven and innovative instructional methods in a safe and stimulating environment. The purpose of SWBA is to prepare students to reach their maximum potential in all subjects with special emphasis on mathematics, science and reading, using a researched-based successful curriculum. Students will be prepared to become productive and responsible citizens through their experience and completion of this exemplary educational program.
DUE PROCESS AND STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES & RIGHTS
All students at SWBA are entitled to the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, and their rights will not knowingly be denied by the required code of conduct or by any disciplinary actions taken by the school. Any student, who exhibits any of the unacceptable student behaviors or Conduct Violations listed in this handbook, or added to this list at a later date, will suffer immediate consequences. These consequences range from notification of parents, isolation, detention, and emergency removal from a school activity, to suspension, expulsion, and criminal prosecution. In all instances, SWBA’s policies and procedures governing due process for suspensions and expulsions will follow Alachua County School Board Policies. All students at SWBA have the right to feel physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe. Therefore, if at any time you feel you are the subject of harassment, hazing, threats, or other intimidating behavior, you should immediately speak to an administrator about the problem. The situation will be investigated as soon as possible. All reports like this will be kept completely confidential.
Similarly, if you are concerned about the safety of a student who seems to be the subject of harassment, hazing, or threats, you should immediately speak to an administrator about the problem. The situation will be investigated as soon as possible, and reports will be kept completely confidential.
Parents’ Rights. In case of a conflict, parents have the right to contact with the school’s director of boards in case they are not able to resolve the issue with the school’s administrators. If they are not able to resolve the issue with the schools’ board of directors neither, they have the right to contact with the School Board of Alachua County.
- Sweetwater Branch Academy Staff Commitment Statement
We will prepare our students for life beyond school through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities aligned to individual student goals, as well as state and national standards. We will educate the whole child, addressing the academic needs, as well as promoting social and emotional development that will teach life skills to increase the overall quality of life for every child. We will be unified in our efforts and work collaboratively to improve our instructional practices, and create a positive school environment.
- Sweetwater Branch Academy Student Commitment Statement (Written by 2011-2012 Student Body)
In an effort to make our school a more successful learning environment, we will commit ourselves to improving attendance, punctuality, classroom conduct and appearance as a student body. In regard of these commitments our administration and faculty will be able to better concentrate on instructional goals.