OUR VALUES

Steel City will create a school culture that transcends the school day and school year. Rooted in our five values, we will form a community where individuals are empowered by their unique strengths while developing the traits that lead to lasting success.

PURPOSE
We all choose to be here and feel both inspired and challenged in our work. Our goals, both individually and collectively, are great which requires great effort, but offers great fulfillment.

TEAM
Each of us contributes unique strengths to our community. As we understand ourselves and one another, we are able to maximize all our strengths towards a collective success.

JOY
We love and respect all members of our community. We demonstrate this through a sense of urgency, gratitude, and fun in all that we do.

GRIT
Our growth never stops, so we never quit. We challenge ourselves which requires embracing the possibility of failure, and ultimately, believing in our ability to eventually succeed.

POWER
We seek to make the world a better place. We embrace the opportunities where our skills and talents allow us to lead, and honor those opportunities by acting ethically and justly.

OUR BELIEFS

In order to achieve a strong school culture and a lasting track record of academic success, we believe the following must be true:

TEACHING MATTERS
High quality teaching is the most important factor for student achievement. We foster a culture where teachers and leaders are deeply committed to the school, and the school is equally committed to them.

LEARNING MATTERS
From Pre K through graduation our rigorous curriculum will prepare all students to have college as a choice. We will ensure that every student receives the necessary individualized supports to succeed.

IDENTITY MATTERS
A culturally responsive learning environment engages all students by providing a climate where instruction, curriculum and systems are designed to respond to and value every student and staff member.

FAMILIES MATTER
Parents and guardians are a key lever in student success.  We will leverage the diverse skills, passions and experiences of our parents for support in achieving our goals.

GARY MATTERS
Steel City will develop into community anchor. Strategic community partnerships will ensure our students and families are provided with access to additional opportunities and services necessary to achieve life-long success for Gary citizens.