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Mission/Vision

Vision
            Makalapa is a school where our dedicated staff inspires students to be college, career, and citizenship ready.

Mission
    The mission of Makalapa's school community is...
  • to provide a standards based education in a safe environment
  • to provide a community that prepares students to be risk takers
  • To instill a lifelong love of learning
  • for all students to be productive members of society
 
Philosophy
    At Makalapa, we believe...
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • All students can learn, achieve, and succeed.
  • Teachers, parents, and the community share the responsibility for the support of the school's mission.
  • A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
  • Students learn best when they have appropriate opportunities for success.
    Makalapa Elementary School is committed to standards based education. We desire all our students to attain six overarching goals for all of the content and performance standards. These, General Learner Outcomes (GLO), are...
  • GLO#1 - The ability to be responsible for one's own learning.
  • GLO#2 - The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together.
  • GLO#3 - The ability to be involved in complex thinking and problem solving.
  • GLO#4 - The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products.
  • GLO#5 -The ability to use communication skills to function effectively in society.
  • GLO#6 - The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically.