o Children are entitled to equal access to educational opportunities.
o All students should be provided a safe and orderly environment.
o Teachers and staff are professionals.
o There must be a strong relationship between business, community, and school.
o Teachers and staff must have high expectations for all students.
o School should be an inviting place.
o Families are an integral part of a student’s education.
o Students should actively be engaged in the learning process.
o Highly qualified staff should be recruited and nurtured.
o Students should be intellectually, emotionally, and physically fit.
o Students, teachers and staff should be lifelong learners.
o Cherokee culture should be integrated across the curriculum.
o Students’ cultural awareness and self-identity is vital to their success.
o Staff should be culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of Cherokee students.