About : Mission and History : Our Mission and Values


Our Mission

All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy, and pursue their dreams. 


Our Values

At the core of every Mastery school is a set of values that guides all of our actions. Mastery’s values are infused in the everyday life of the organization -- in the recruitment criteria for new staff, in staff evaluation and promotion decisions, in the organization’s growth strategy, and in the way staff interact with each other and the parents and students we serve.

Mastery Values are:

1) Student Achievement -- Above All

Student achievement is the civil rights issue of our time and the reason we exist. Each staff member is responsible for our students’ success.

2) We Serve

We serve students and their families first. Our business is their success.

3) The High Road

We do the right thing. We are fair and treat folks with respect.

4) Grit

Our students’ futures are at stake – we don’t give up. We do more with less. If it doesn’t work, we fix it. We find a way.

5) Joy and Humor

Our positive, caring culture supports student and staff success. We like fun. We love to laugh.

6) Straight Talk

We face reality, communicate honestly and respectfully, and hold each other accountable.

7) Open Doors

Everybody is welcome to talk to anybody. We are open and transparent.

8) Continuous Improvement

We seek a better way – always. We are engaged in an ongoing cycle of goal setting, action, measurement, and analysis.

9) One Team

We are in this together. We may disagree, but at the end of the day, we support each other 100%.