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Our Core Values

Core Values Take Ownership.png  Take ownership for the success of our students.

  • We are STUDENT-FOCUSED and make every decision based on what is best for students.
  • We take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for the success of our students, and if our students aren’t making progress, we must change our approach. 
  • We intentionally MEASURE PROGRESS to understand where we currently are and determine what we need to do next.
  • We demonstrate a GROWTH MINDSET where people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.

Core Values Do the right thing.png  Do the right thing always.

  • We act with INTEGRITY by never compromising our honesty, authenticity, humility, and self-worth.
  • We have the COURAGE to be honest about our circumstances, engage in difficult conversations and resist short term gains at the expense of doing what is morally right.
  • We embrace ACCOUNTABILITY by holding ourselves and others to high standards, taking responsibility for our actions, following through on our commitments and admitting when we are wrong.

Core Values Behave with care.png  Behave with care.

  • We show RESPECT for each other by demonstrating encouragement, gratitude, compassion, grace, and forgiveness.
  • We SUPPORT our students, our families and each other in tangible and meaningful ways.
  • We take time to intentionally BUILD RELATIONSHIPS by seeking first to understand then to be understood.
  • We believe FEEDBACK is essential to reach our fullest potential so we regularly seek and provide opportunities for feedback and growth. 

Core Values Best choice for parents and students.png  Make our schools the best choice for parents and students.

  • We embrace COMPETITION for NHA as it drives our personal best.
  • We SEEK TO UNDERSTAND the needs and expectations of our families and strive to meet or exceed them.
  • We ensure a physically and emotionally SAFE ENVIRONMENT for our students, staff, and families.
  • We provide a CULTURE that is warm, nurturing and inviting while maintaining high academic and behavioral expectations.

Core Values Sustain.png  Act with discipline to sustain our academic success and financial viability.

  • We take PERSONAL OWNERSHIP for the financial viability of NHA and treat company resources as if they are our own.
  • We adopt an INVESTMENT APPROACH by asking, “How will this expense improve student learning, and what is the impact on our long term financial sustainability?” prior to making financial decisions.
  • We ESTABLISH ACADEMIC AND FINANCIAL GOALS, and actively create and execute plans to achieve them.
  • We frequently EVALUATE ACADEMIC AND FINANCIAL OUTCOMES to ensure we are delivering on our promise to parents and being good stewards of our resources.

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Our core values keep us focused on creating an environment that helps each child achieve.

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