Mission Statement The Olton Independent School District believes that all students will learn and be successful, regardless of their previous life experiences. We believe that our schools purpose is to educate all students to high levels of academic performance, while fostering positive growth in social and emotional behaviors and attitudes. The Olton Independent School District is responsible for preparing its students to live and work in a changing society. It is our belief that to be successful, the District must: 1. Prepare students to be lifelong learners. 2. Provide students with a balanced curriculum. 3. Assist students in developing citizenship and economic responsibility. 4. Develop students appreciation of their multi-cultural American heritage. 5. Assist students in developing positive attitudes toward schooling and its importance to their future. 6. Produce the following student exit behaviors and exit level outcomes while providing opportunities to foster or facilitate: * Self-esteem as a learner and a person * Use of extended or higher level thinking skills * Use of process skills such as problem solving, communication, decision making, accountability, and group processing involving cooperative learning * Self-direction as a learner * Concern for others.