Mission, Values, & Goals


Connect prepares and inspires students to create positive change in their communities.


Connect builds a diverse, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating learning environment and emphasizes the cognitive and social emotional skills to inspire intellectually and emotionally intelligent problem-solvers.

Our Mission and Vision are supported by five core values:

When students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to engage and learn from one another in a supportive and stimulating learning environment, growth and development for all students is deepened.

The ability to work and learn with others requires awareness of others’ emotions and thoughts and an appreciation of the diversity of people’s strengths and challenges.

Encouraging student inquiry and discovery supports the development of thoughtful, engaged citizens who are inspired to create positive change in their communities.

Our diverse and academically intensive learning environment pushes students outside of their comfort zones, instilling the self-understanding, confidence, and determination that are essential to overcome inevitable challenges.

Strong relationships between students and adults supports a positive school culture and classroom community.


Our planning, budgeting, and day-to-day operations are guided by our mission and values, as is our goal setting for student performance and improvement.

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At Connect, we’ve had success implementing our mission and are looking forward to our future. Read about our accomplishments and our plans in the documents we prepared as part of our routine re-authorization. The Redwood City School District voted to reauthorize our charter through June 2022 on November 16, 2016.

Learn all about the original thinking behind our school by reading our charter petition and appendices. They are the documents we prepared to explain our plans and become authorized to start the school.