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Vision, Mission and Beliefs


District Vision

A Learning Community
Inspired to Explore - Empowered to Innovate


Our Mission

The mission of the Mechanicsburg Area School District is to develop:

  • resilient, self-directed learners able to achieve personal goals;
  • critical and creative thinkers capable of transferring knowledge to new situations;
  • collaborative team players with effective communication skills; and
  • productive, responsible citizens in a diverse and ever-changing global society.


We Believe

  • a safe and supportive learning environment for all students is essential.
  • the education system should include opportunities to promote social and emotional wellness.
  • the educational process should nurture student development toward self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-direction.
  • students must learn to work collaboratively and independently, as well as be competitive when appropriate.
  • education must be relevant to students' future college and career goals and provide students with tools for lifelong learning and global citizenship.
  • access to information and applications through technology is an essential component of student learning and preparation for life.
  • assessment should be a purposeful, varied and aligned system which provides constructive feedback to students, teachers, and parents.
  • students need opportunities to learn and use the processes for acquiring, applying and transferring knowledge and skills.
  • all students can succeed when appropriate and differentiated instructional practices and supports are provided.
  • responsibility for education is shared by students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community.