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Lowell Community Charter Public School
206 Jackson Street    
Lowell, Massachusetts  01852  
Charter School
pre-k 8 820 students


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Mission StatementThe mission of Lowell Community Charter Public School is to graduate creative, confident and independentthinkers, global citizens and leaders who give back to their community. We will provide a comprehensiveeducation giving students the knowledge, skills and ways of thinking that ensure their success in high school andpreparation for the opportunity to go on to college. We expect our students to strive for excellence in academicachievement and personal conduct within a joyful, supportive culture. The diversity within our students, staff,families and community and the many nations from which we come is a source of strength and an opportunity forlearning. 

Guiding BeliefsWe believe in: 
1. High Expectations: All children are unique and can learn at high levels when their talents are recognized,supported, and challenged. 
2. Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Our students are engaged in a rigorous curriculum and meaningfullearning. 
3. Nurturing: Our school must be a safe and nurturing environment for all members of the school community. 
4. Accountability: The school and the students share responsibility for students’ learning and conduct. 
5. Partnerships: Parents are their children’s first teacher and know their children best. The home, LCCPS, andcommunity work together as partners to ensure the education of all children. 
6. Cultural Proficiency: Integrity, respect, cooperation, and appreciation of diversity are essential to a healthyLCCPS community. 
7. Balance: Academics, the arts, technology, athletics, and wellness are all important ingredients of a well rounded LCCPS education. 
8. Contribution: Our school will prepare students to be life-long learners, creative thinkers, and contributingparticipants in a multicultural world. 

LCCPS Diversity Statement 
At LCCPS diversity is valued in everything we do. As a teaching and learning community, our diversity is ourstrength. We believe in excellence and that by embracing our diversity, we enhance the high-quality education we provide to every LCCPS student.Our vision of diversity is founded upon the following values: 
? Cultural competency, or the understanding and respecting of others’ cultures, is critical in order to attainacademic excellence for all students 
? A diverse community of students, parents, and staff is an asset to and a strength of LCCPS 
? Diversity includes individual differences (i.e. personality, learning styles, and life experiences) andgroup/social differences (i.e. race/ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, country oforigin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) 
? A diverse community promotes creativity, and fosters new ideas and ways of looking at the world 
? Diversity is essential for success in the workplace 
? Bilingualism and multilingualism are assetsDiversity in OperationEmbracing diversity can only occur if it is present in the everyday life of a school, and at all levels. At LCCPS,we commit to the following practices that embody our belief that diversity is one of our greatest assets: 
? Students learn about diversity and diverse cultures, not solely through events but also through havingdiversity embedded across the curriculum and disciplines 
? Diversity of thought is promoted through debate, discussion, and dialogue. Commonalities and differencesare intentionally and openly discussed 
? School leaders, faculty and trustees engage in developing their cultural competency as part of their regularpractice 
? The school community is ever mindful of using language that is inclusive, and that does not intentionally orunintentionally demean another’s identity? The school’s entrance, hallways, classrooms, and gathering spaces reflect the diversity of enrolled studentsand the school community 
? The professional faculty and staff and the board of trustees represent the diversity present among students,parents, caregivers, and the community
Diversity Mission Statement