Mission & Vision Statements

Empowering every Grand Canyon Unified School District student through excellent education.


Fostering an inclusive and diverse academic environment where all students are valued, respected 
and empowered to make a positive impact in their communities.

Our objective is to provide the Grand Canyon Unified School District students with rigorous 
learning opportunities, celebrate cultural diversity, foster critical thinking, promote community 
collaboration, engage families, and ensure quality and excellence in education.

Key Elements/Core Values:

Excellence in Education: We are committed to maintaining high standards of quality and excellence 
in education and to delivering high-quality educational experiences for every Grand Canyon Unified 
School District student. Our curriculum is designed to meet rigorous academic standards, providing 
students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel academically and personally. We also strive 
to create a supportive and engaging learning environment that encourages students to reach their 
full potential. We invest in professional development for teachers, provide ongoing support and 
resources, and regularly assess and refine our instructional practices. We strive for excellence in 
all aspects of our programs and services. By maintaining high standards of quality, 
professionalism, and safety, and continuously striving for improvement, we ensure that students 
receive a world- class education that prepares them for future success.
Community Collaboration: We believe in the power of community collaboration. We actively engage 
with local communities, schools, and organizations to create partnerships and provide students with 
opportunities to connect with experts, learn from local knowledge, and contribute to community 
initiatives related to the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Education: We recognize that the Grand Canyon is an exceptional classroom for 
students, and serves as our platform for extending exploration and learning. As one of the seven 
wonders of the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we encourage students to discover the 
geological wonders, ecological diversity, and indigenous heritage of the Grand Canyon.

Diversity: We celebrate and embrace the diversity within the Grand Canyon Unified School District. 
We recognize the value of a multicultural and inclusive environment, where students, families, and 
educators from different backgrounds can learn from one another, fostering understanding, empathy, 
and respect. By creating an inclusive environment that values different perspectives, backgrounds, 
and experiences, we foster a sense of belonging, promote empathy, and encourage cross-cultural 

Family Engagement: We actively engage families as partners in education. By involving parents and 
guardians in their children’s learning journey, we create a supportive network that enhances 
student success. We offer opportunities for meaningful involvement to strengthen the connection 
between families and the school district.

Critical Thinking: We prioritize the development of critical thinking skills among students. Our 
curriculum and instructional methods are designed to encourage students to analyze information, 
evaluate evidence, and think independently. We foster an environment that promotes questioning, 
problem-solving, and creativity, empowering
students to become confident and adaptable thinkers.