As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and competitive, we must maximize every opportunity to develop gifted learners and nurture their leadership. At Young Academy, teams, service and leadership groups are an additional means to building strong character in scholars and in the whole community. Whether learning skills, competing in intramurals, supporting team members or competing interscholastically, Young Academy scholars practice eight core values. Multiple opportunities exist for multiple and varied interests.
Each month, the Academy will focus on one of its eight core ethical values:
In addition to teaching about values, Young Academy expects to see those values in action, in developmentally appropriate social behaviors. In all situations, the Academy expects its scholars to reflect upon and take responsibility for their actions and choices.
At E.A. Young Academy, collaborating with peers, sharing resources and codifying know-how are typical facets of work activity. We believe that we must work collaboratively with fellow educators to identify opportunities for sharing, articulate values, best practices, and assimilate knowledge as an everyday experience.