Our students will expand the breadth of their knowledge, enhance the sophistication of their reasoning, and become sufficiently skilled in order to contemplate the world as independent-minded citizens who make judgments with wisdom and understanding of consequence. From an understanding of the natural world and the sciences that explore nature, our students will be able to compete in a global economy, contribute to a sustainable future, preserve the American democracy, and fulfill their personal potential. Our teachers, accepting collective responsibility for all students, will reflect collaboratively and professionally on their pedagogy, critically examine and respond to evidence of student learning, and commit to continuous improvement.