The mission of New Direction is to help students be successful academically and socially through a program of differentiated instruction and clear behavioral expectations.
New Direction's vision is to provide each student effective interventions today for success in school and society tomorrow.
As a Positive Alternative to Suspending Students, the basic philosophy of this program will be that all students can learn and all students deserve the opportunity to learn.
The PASS program is designed with the belief that suspending students does not lead to any rehabilitation or development of appropriate decision making skills, which will enable a person to become a functional adult.
The ultimate goal of the program will be to change patterns of inappropriate behavior by promoting competence in healthy, positive interactions with others.