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About Us » Mission/Vision


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

    The vision 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
    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.