For many years, Sycamore has held the concept of respect as a core value. We’ve thought of respect in terms of “four respects”— respect for self, others, property, and time. We have expanded that concept and identified four core values at Sycamore, still retaining respect as key.
Below are Sycamore’s core values and brief descriptions:
- Respect: self, others, property, and time
- Moral Courage: honesty, integrity, right action, purpose, courage
- Relationships: appreciation, service, community, citizenship
- Empathy: compassion, kindness, acceptance, diversity
These core values permeate the school, and are taught through academics, after-school programs, athletics, assemblies, and day-to- day interactions. Teachers have integrated these values into curricula, as those have been developed and revised.