Student Handbook / Mission Statement

CREST Student Handbook

” I shudder to think what life would have been like without all the amazing support and dedicated teachers at CREST” -Czar Family

CORE VALUES

Mission

CREST empowers all learners by maximizing strengths, removing barriers, forming relationships, and seeking innovative solutions to create a lasting, positive impact into their adult lives, and equipping them with tools to succeed in a safe and supportive learning environment and within the greater community.

Vision

CREST is supported by caring people, including community members, families, district partners, and local businesses who collaborate to fully address learners’ academic, vocational, social/emotional, and therapeutic needs.

  • Curriculum supports state standards, is evidence-based, and accessible.  Universal Design for Learning guides instruction, assessment, and materials to optimize teaching and learning.
  • Faculty and staff are highly qualified, have broad skill sets, and are equipped to contribute to multiple program areas by collaboration and creativity across programs.
  • Resources, facilities, and programs are responsive to the ever changing needs of learners, families, staff, faculty, and districts.

Strategic Areas of Focus

Using innovative solutions and teamwork, CREST will prepare our learners for successful adult living through:

  • Curriculum, Planning & Assessment:  Strengthen standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  • Teaching all Students:  Support the social, emotional, and behavioral health needs of students and families within a culturally supportive environment.
  • Family & Community Engagement:  Improve two-way and culturally proficient communication and engagement across the collaborative.
  • Professional Culture:  Increase the capacity of staff through differentiated and meaningful professional development.
  • Resources & Space:  Address time, space, and program needs for continuous improvement.

BELIEFS

CREST Believes In:

  • Relationships
  • Connections
  • Understanding unique needs
  • Acceptance
  • Creating hope
  • Identifying missing skill sets
  • Direct instruction
  • Filling the gaps
  • Establishing trust
  • Treating learners as individuals
  • Every individual having something to contribute

” I shudder to think what life would have been like without all the amazing support and dedicated teachers at CREST” -Czar Family