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101 Educational Philosophy of the School District

The Knoxville School District and the Board of Directors of the Knoxville Community School District are dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to it’s students, within the limitations of the school district’s ability, in order to provide for students, in cooperation with the families and the school district community, the opportunity to develop a healthy social, intellectual, emotional and physical self-concept in a learning environment that provides guidance and encourages each student to develop his/her full potential and become a productive citizen. The District and the Board endeavor, through the dedication of the District’s resources, to encourage students to prepare for and anticipate their future. In order to achieve this goal, the District and the Board will seek qualified employees dedicated to the development of their professional skills for the betterment of the education program.

Instruction and curriculum are the key elements of a public education. Critical thinking and problem solving skills that will assist the students' preparation for life is instructed as part of a sequentially coordinated curriculum. The school district strives to prepare students for employment, to discover and nurture creative talent and to prepare them to meet and cope with social change in an atmosphere conducive to learning.

The support and involvement of the home and the school district community are essential to achieve educational excellence in the school district. The school district strives to maintain an active relationship with the home and the school district community to create within the students an awareness of the importance of each, and to encourage the goals outlined above outside of the educational environment.


Approved:  04/13/2015    Reviewed:  1/24/2022    Revised:  10/23/2017