Mission & Vision Statement
Our vision for Cerritos Elementary School (CES) is that it exists to prepare students for a productive life in the twenty-first century. We believe citizens of the future must be life-long learners able to work and interact in a diverse society. Our goals for students are to master grade level content standards, use critical thinking and problem solving strategies, develop communication skills, and demonstrate positive and democratic social interactions. By providing a rigorous academic and caring environment, we strive to help students realize their full academic potential, develop positive self-concepts, and gain enthusiasm for learning. We encourage all students to develop responsibility for their own behavior and a concern for others. Our goals are aligned with the goals of the ABC Unified School District (ABCUSD). We invite our community to help plan and participate in implementing programs to prepare students for a healthy and successful future.
By providing a rigorous academic and caring environment, Cerritos Elementary School strives to help children realize their full potential, develop a positive self-concept and enthusiasm for learning. We encourage all students to develop responsibility for their own behavior and a concern for others. We incorporate the goals of our school district and invite input from members of our community to help plan programs to prepare children for a productive life in the twenty-first century.
Cognitive Development: The school will provide maximum opportunities for all students to master basic skills. We will promote the development of reasoning, problem solving, and the skills of application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Affective Development: The school will provide maximum opportunities for students to develop a positive respect for self and others, a sense of responsibility as citizens, an ability to assess one's own strengths and weaknesses, an attitude of active thinking and life-long learning, and an attitude of high expectations and purposeful self-direction.
Physical Health and Development: The school will provide maximum opportunities for students to develop a respectful awareness of a healthy body and to work toward its physical development.
Standards of Behavior: The school will provide maximum opportunities for students to learn to respect appropriate authority, to understand, respect and appreciate others and their differing points of view, and to demonstrate high standards of behavior.
Quality of Life: The school will provide maximum opportunity, within a safe and orderly environment, to ensure that students develop an awareness of the world around them. Students will be given numerous opportunities to develop the communication skills necessary for positive social interaction.
Environmental Strategies: The school will provide maximum opportunities for students to learn to become purposeful, cooperative, and independent learners. The school will utilize instructional technologies to deliver high quality state-of-the-art programs. The school will articulate the curriculum across subject areas and grade levels to provide continuity and greater meaning.