Each student will be challenged and inspired to reach their fullest intellectual, social-emotional and creative potential to positively impact the world.


    Each RUSD student will receive the support and opportunity to develop the skills to be a:

    Motivated Learner Committed to Academic Excellence

    • Demonstrate responsibility, self-direction, and independence
    • Take risks, are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them
    • Take pride in accomplishments
    • Understand learning is a lifelong process

     Creative Problem Solver

    • Apply critical thinking
    • Integrate curiosity, imagination and insight
    • Apply knowledge across disciplines, projects and in real life situations
    • Generate ideas and best possible solutions

     Effective Communicator

    • Actively listen and acknowledge different points of view and cultural context
    • Express and support positions considering multiple perspectives
    • Use appropriate tools and language to inform, persuade, and convey ideas to diverse audiences
    • Collaborate with others

     Engaged Citizen

    • Demonstrate empathy, ethical behavior, and respect for self, others, and the environment
    • Actively contribute to school, local, and global communities
    • Advocate for self and others
    • Understand and appreciate cultures, histories, and contributions of people of the world

     Balanced Individual / Best Self

    • Demonstrate self-knowledge, integrity, good judgment, and honor
    • Exhibit self-assurance, confidence, and social competence
    • Persevere and are resilient amidst adversity, stress, disappointment, and conflict
    • Make positive choices for personal and physical well being
    • Believe in the power of the individual to make a difference