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Philosophy of Education

The Board of Education of the Advance R-IV Public Schools is responsible for providing a comprehensive educational program for all students in its district. Since the school is an integral part of the community, both school and community must work together to produce an open, concerned, and responsive program whose chief concern is the development of each individual to the utmost of his/her social, intellectual, physical, and emotional potential. To achieve this, the Board of Education establishes policies which the Superintendent and staff translates into programs to maintain and improve the quality of learning and teaching in the Advance Public Schools. We at Advance R-IV believe the best way to create good citizens is to respect our students, have confidence in them, teach them responsibility, fair play, and respect for the rights of others. If we can build self esteem in our students, then we are well on our way to achieving our ultimate goal: to prepare students academically and socially to live together productively and responsibly in the "real' world.