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This revised mission statement will be approved by local boards in the fall of 2014.

Our mission is to provide leadership and support to the schools of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System – AOS #91 so that school-based educators can assure all children a high quality education that prepares students to become:

Clear and Effective Communicators who understand the attributes and techniques that positively impact constructing and conveying meaning for a variety of purposes and through a variety of modes.

Self-Directed and Lifelong Learners who understand the importance of embracing and nurturing a growth mindset.

Creative and Practical Problem Solvers who are skilled at selecting and applying a process of problem-solving to deepen understanding, who are able to determine whether redefining the goal is a better way of addressing a problem situation, and who continue to consider other alternative solutions until one resonates as the best one.

Responsible and Involved Citizens who understand the interdependence within and across systems and who bring to each situation the appropriate actions.

Integrative and Informed Thinkers who are skilled at using complex reasoning processes to make meaning.

First Reading: 06/24/02
Adopted: 06/24/02
Revised: _______


All students have the opportunity to experience excellence and to pursue a challenging program which holds all to the high set of standards established by Mount Desert Island Regional School System - AOS #91. In their efforts to build a solid base of knowledge and skills, and to meet their own individual learning needs, students have the opportunity to choose within the curriculum to explore their own interests, pursue their talents, and seek personal challenges. Study that is both independent and collaborative invites student questions as teachers and students work as partners to develop challenging and measurable projects. Assessment is on-going, varied and an integral part of the learning process. There is a seamless quality to our student's learning experiences that crosses space, time, age, roles, and components of the curricula. The schools are centers for the learning activities of all members of the learning community and students use the wider learning community as a laboratory. The natural environment and community resources unique to our school district provide opportunities to understand and participate in caring, responsible, and meaningful, social change. All members of the school and extended community maintain high expectations for all students and teachers and strive to demonstrate respect and reflection in meeting the shared responsibility for the education of each student.

Legal References: 20-A M.R.S.A. §§ 1001 et seq. 4511.3, A. Chapter 127 (Maine Department of Education Rules)

Adopted: 12/06/95