I believe that students must be connected in a positive way to their school and feel accepted and safe in order for their educational experience to be successful. We encourage positive self-esteem, confidence, and self-discipline by building upon each student's strengths and interests. To meet the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student, we offer a variety of research-based courses, designed to accelerate student learning to grade level and challenge students who are above grade level. We focus on citizenship and separate effort from achievement. I welcome the opportunity to give you a tour of Parsons Junior High School.