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Mission, Vision & Core Values

Our Mission

The mission of the Agora Cyber Charter School is to provide an innovative, intensive academic preparation that inspires and educates students to achieve the highest levels of academic knowledge and skills and develop proficiency in the design and use of new computer technologies and scientific research. Agora embraces a collaborative partnership between teachers and parents in order to empower students to reach extraordinary heights. Extraordinary results require extraordinary efforts! Through commitment, hard work, consistency, and responsibility, every student will meet the challenge of mastering high expectations.


Our Vision

Preparing all students to achieve their highest potential through actively engaging in their own schooling, achieving their personal learning goals, and being ready to reach post-secondary success as lifelong learners.


Our Core Values

What are the school’s Beliefs/Core Values?

Learner-Centered

Agora recognizes that all members of the Agora community are life-long learners and respects the diversity of this community. Every decision Agora makes is to help all students achieve their highest potential, all staff to grow and effectively serve their students and families, and all families to best support their students.

Wellness

Agora is committed to helping all members of the Agora community achieve their highest potential through the integration of all components of their well-being (physical, social, emotional, spiritual, community, intellectual, occupational and economic).

Responsibility

“Extraordinary results require extraordinary efforts. Through commitment, hard work, consistency, and responsibility,” all members of the Agora community “will meet the challenge of mastering high expectations.” (Agora’s Mission Statement)

Engagement

Everyone in the Agora community is part of a team, working together to prepare “all students to achieve their highest potential through actively engaging in their own schooling, achieving their personal learning goals, and being ready to reach post-secondary success as lifelong learners.” (Agora’s Vision Statement)

 


Graduate Profile

COLLEGE/CAREER PREPARATION:

During a student’s journey throughout high school, students are provided with many rich experiences in post-secondary exploration. Agora builds on the strength, compassion, and support of all staff with the use of career-focused programs and services which assist in the highest level of preparation needed for a smooth transition from high school.

Upon completion of a high school diploma at Agora Cyber Charter School, students will be able to:

  1. Display self-confidence in the ability to succeed.
  2. Display a positive attitude toward work and learning.
  3. Display a strong belief in using abilities in order to reach fullest potential and achieve high-quality results and outcomes.
  4. Display a growth mindset while demonstrating social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment.
  5. Understand that post-secondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success.
  6. Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions.
  7. Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions.
  8. Demonstrate an ability to manage transitions and adapt to changing situations and responsibilities.
  9. Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self when necessary.

 

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL PREPARATION:

Adolescents today face a rapidly changing world with new technologies, opportunities, and potential challenges. Agora maintains a strong support system to assist students in navigating through the formative years. Students are given opportunities to flourish academically and strengthen social and emotional behaviors to meet their present and future goals.

Upon completion of a high school diploma at Agora Cyber Charter School, students will be able to:

  1. Believe in the development of the whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional, and physical well-being.
  2. Demonstrate self-confidence in the ability to succeed.
  3. Believe in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to assume responsibility.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to balance school, home, and community activities.
  6. Demonstrate empathy.
  7. Identify long- and short-term academic, career, and social/emotional goals.
  8. Demonstrate self-discipline and self-control.
  9. Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long- and short-term goals.
  10. Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem.
  11. Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self when necessary.
  12. Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment.

 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:

To adequately prepare for future goals, whether they include further education or immediate entry into the job market, proper academic planning is a cooperative effort. School counselors, teachers, and parents work together to assist students in understanding their abilities, interests, and future goals.

Various course pathways include college prep, Destinations Career Academy, and Advance Placement courses. Agora’s robust online career academy combines traditional academics with industry-relevant, career-focused courses to help students gain real-world skills in high-demand career fields. While working toward a high school diploma, students get the jump-start they need for college, career, or both.

Upon completion of a high school diploma at Agora Cyber Charter School, students will be able to:

  1. Actively engage in challenging coursework.
  2. Understand that post-secondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success.
  3. Believe in using abilities to the fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes.
  4. Display a positive attitude toward work and learning.
  5. Use time-management, organizational and study skills.
  6. Apply self-motivation and self-direction to learning.
  7. Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long- and short-term goals.
  8. Demonstrate ability to overcome barriers to learning.
  9. Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills.