Aldine Independent School District

Core Beliefs and Commitments

1. We believe each student can learn at or above grade level and will have equal opportunity to do so.
We will provide equal access to a quality education regardless of ethnicity, family income, gender, native language, special needs or area of residence. We will allocate resources to ensure equity for each student to reach his/her full potential.
2. We believe Aldine ISD can achieve higher levels of performance through clearly defined goals that set high expectations for student achievement.
We will eliminate the achievement gaps between and within student groups.
3. We believe in the value of parents as the first and best teachers and that the community must actively participate in the development of all children. We will improve educational outcomes for our students by garnering support from parents, grandparents, caregivers, businesses, elected and appointed officials, civic and faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, medical and social service agencies, along with the district leaders, staff and students.
4. We believe in the value of each employee, in his/her personal and professional growth, and in empowering each one to be accountable to make decisions aligned with the vision of the school district.
We will treat each employee with fairness, empower each employee to focus on high performance, and hold each employee accountable for results that contribute to student achievement.
5. We believe all environments should be supportive, safe, and secure.
We will ensure that the learning and work environments are safe and secure so that each student and staff member will achieve high levels of performance.

Hall Center for Education

Core Beliefs and Commitments:

1. We believe that students should be guided and expected to solve problems they create without making problems for anyone else. 
2. We believe that students should have the opportunity to tell their side of the story when consequences appear to be unfair. 
3. We believe that every attempt should be made to maintain the dignity of both the adult and the student. 
4. We believe that students should be given the opportunity to make decisions and live with the results, whether the consequences are good or bad. 
5. We believe that misbehavior should be viewed as an opportunity for individual problem solving and preparation for the real world as opposed to a personal attack on the school or staff.