Goals and PhilosophyThe Corona-Norco Unified School District's Board of Education accepts its responsibility to strive for the highest quality of instructional and co-curricular opportunities for all students. The Board recognizes that our rapidly changing world and society have placed new challenges upon our schools as we educate and prepare students for the future. The instructional goals of the past, which have included a rigorous basic education with emphasis on reading, writing, and computational skills, are even more important now as we enter an era of high technology, instantaneous global communication, and proliferating information. Citizens, if they are to be effective, are forced to adjust to demands for sophisticated critical thinking, lifelong learning, and positive reaction to the accelerating changes in both our man-made and natural environments.In order for today's students to become contributing citizens of this rapidly changing, high technology, and interdependent society, the Board commits itself to safe and secure schools in which all students, regardless of background, will achieve and grow. Students must be provided with appropriate and meaningful instruction including a variety of styles and settings to maximize their intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and aesthetic potential. In addition, there must be training for the constantly changing career needs of the future, and a deep sense of responsibility to society as well as to oneself.Education for a world that will be substantially different from today makes urgent the need for the Board to provide and support plans which will set measurable goals, provide the means to reach the goals, and monitor progress to meet the changing needs of students. If the Corona-Norco Unified school system is to be outstanding in giving the best education to all students, the best talents of all employees must be energized around common goals. To the end, the Corona-Norco Unified School District's Board of Education is committed.