About our Themes

Our Vision, Values and Beliefs

To graduate each of our scholars with the confidence and competence required to use their gifts to contribute to a just and sustainable world.  

Respect – We believe in every scholar’s right to learn in a safe, open environment fostered by respectful interactions with each other and our surroundings.

Diversity – We believe in embracing differences to unify our community.

Empathy – We believe communicating understanding about the experiences of others promotes growth in ourselves and the community.

Cooperation - We believe in all community members working interdependently toward a common goal.

Relationships – We believe in developing the skills to create healthy and positive connections to our environment and within our community.

Sustainability - We believe in using Habits of Mind to make choices that positively impact our future.

Mastery - We believe that personal growth is achieved through self-awareness, confidence in one’s abilities, and openness to continuous learning.


Our Magnet Standards

CTRA scholars will contribute to a just and sustainable world by:

Magnet Standard 1: demonstrating self- and global awareness

• Using self-reflection to identify personal values, interests, strengths and challenges
• Making plans and using strategies and resources to contribute to personal well-being, to
the well-being of others and to well-being of the environment.
• Increasing global awareness to improve the efficacy and wisdom of decisions

Magnet Standard 2: demonstrating a respect for the importance of diversity in the community of life

• Communicating an understanding of how diversity impacts our physical, social, and cultural environments
• Seeking diverse ideas and relationships
• Making collaborative and informed decisions

Magnet Standard 3: demonstrating the impact of individual and social actions and
decisions on the community of life

• Communicating an understanding of how choices impact our environments
• Acting individually and collectively to positively impact our environments

Printable Version Magnet Standards Final October 2014