Mission The mission of Dorchester School District Four, with the support of a culturally diverse community eager to accept the opportunities of the future, is to develop citizens who can function successfully in a changing global society by providing challenging educational experiences, utilizing all available resources, encouraging lifelong learning and promoting character development in an environment conducive to learning. Vision The following constitutes the vision of the stakeholders of Dorchester School District Four. All students will enter 1st Grade ready to learn. All students will receive quality instruction. All students will successfully complete their program of studies. All students will be on grade level and remain in school until graduation. All students will graduate from the school district with the technological skills to successfully compete in the workplace or later in higher education. All students will graduate from the school district with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to exercise their civic rights. All students will graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to attain a high standard of living. All students will graduate from the school district with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to effectively interact with others in society. All students will graduate from the district with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to compete in a culturally diverse global society. Beliefs A common set of beliefs gave fruition to the actions of the plan. We believe That all children can learn. That all children are entitled to a quality education. That all students should be exposed to high expectations. That all students should be taught a challenging curriculum. That the family support system is the core of society. That it takes a whole community to provide opportunities for everyone to be his or her best. Everyone has untapped learning potential. That learning is a lifelong process. That good role models are important to the development of our children. That all people have intrinsic value. That education is the key to progress.