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Mission & Values

Our mission is to support all students in learning at high levels in a safe, caring and engaging community.

Cupertino students will become:

Communicators who…

  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Write and speak clearly for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Use a range of techniques to present information
  • Ask useful questions to enhance understanding
  • Respond appropriately to a variety of situations

Critical Thinkers who…

  • Read content rich texts closely
  • Observe, analyze, evaluate and question information
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Critique the reasoning of others
  • Construct viable arguments
  • Apply skills and knowledge to solve problems and design solutions
  • Reflect on learning

Researchers who…

  • Formulate effective questions for research and analysis
  • Access and evaluate sources
  • dentify and prioritize relevant information
  • Summarize and synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Use technology, digital media, and other resources effectively
  • Paraphrase and cite sources accurately

Creative Thinkers who…

  • Develop curiosity and imagination
  • Generate multiple ideas, interpretations and approaches to a task
  • Suspend judgment within the creative process
  • Engage in intellectual risk taking
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Maximize creative efforts by revising, refining and reflecting on work

Collaborators who…

  • Create a plan and framework
  • Demonstrate individual initiative
  • Share equal responsibility
  • Seek to understand different viewpoints
  • Build on the ideas of others
  • Assist and encourage group members
  • Give and accept constructive feedback

Citizens who…

  • Develop habits that promote physical health and emotional well being
  • Demonstrate effective effort
  • Learn from mistakes and persevere through challenges and setbacks
  • Exhibit respect
  • Express empathy
  • Value diversity
  • Advocate for self and others
  • Contribute positively to school and community
  • Act responsibly and with integrity