BCIS In Focus - April 2016
Dear Parents, Colleagues, and Friends of BCIS,
High-performing schools are always examining their practice, realizing that reflection is critical to the sustainability and advancement of the school’s mission and educational program. BCIS is consistently engaged in review and attendant conversation focused on our alignment with our mission and our educational program. It is a critical practice for a school, essential, in fact, if we are to remain viable.
In educational circles both East and West, there is an active, impassioned, and informed dialogue designed to define the essence of a healthy and vibrant school culture. A central point of agreement among these educators states that without a healthy school culture, no school will be able to achieve optimum potential. There is also general agreement on what constitutes a healthy school culture with the following practices being ingrained in that school.
In essence, a high-performing school has established structures and protocols for identifying challenges, for developing a range of possible solutions, for determining and implementing the most viable solutions, and for assessing their effectiveness. High-performing schools are always in pursuit of excellence. True excellence is always elusive and this is a good thing as it leverages the best of the school’s resources in support of that prize, excellence!
The core beliefs and practices of a healthy school culture are absolutely critical to this dynamic. At BCIS, we are cognizant of this dynamic and dedicated to the ongoing cultivation, nurturing and sustainability of a healthy school culture.