Mission Statement

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The Board believes that change requires support and input of those concerned, and is working hard to put the consultative and collaborative processes in place that achieve this outcome both within the organization and the community. The Board values its professional and support staff and believes that both groups make a significant contribution to the well being and education of learners. The Board also values, and will work to enhance, its partnerships with students, parents, agencies, and service providers. It is through effective partnerships that we will be able to prepare our students for the future, to deal with diversity and change, to build mutually supportive relationships, and to enhance a quality educational system that focuses on lifelong learning and opportunities for all.

Vision Statement

Our vision is of a learning community which embodies world class learning in a rural environment.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide all our students with an equal opportunity to grow into caring, intelligent and productive citizens by:

  • achieving academic excellence to the utmost of their abilities;
  • pursuing diverse pathways based on their passions and interests;
  • embracing and managing change, and
  • learning to live and work in harmony with others and the environment.

We believe our mission can only be achieved together: through collaboration with students, family and community, and a highly professional staff.

Provincial Mission

The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable learners to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy, democratic, and pluralistic society and a prosperous and sustainable economy.

Direction of Education

The overall direction of education in British Columbia is determined by the Ministry of Education. Education in the Arrow Lakes School District is founded on the Mission of Education and the Goals of Education as established for the province.

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Our District

School District 10 Arrow Lakes serves the communities of north Slocan Lake and the Arrow Lakes with schools and programs in Nakusp, Edgewood, Burton and New Denver.

Our innovative approach to learning and the beautiful mountain settings that surround these communities, provide our students with unique learning experiences that gain praise in our province and beyond. We are well-recognized for innovation in place-conscious learning, environmental education, and for creatively personalizing learning experiences for our students.

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