• At HCA we will be patient. This means we won’t rush the teachers and students. We will be understanding about time and remember that this isn’t a regular school system and things are going to be different. This means we will be kind, courteous, and accept delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed.
    • At HCA we will be helpful. This means if someone is sad or frustrated we will help them with emotional support. We will also provide physical support like setting things up, cleaning, carrying, etc., even when it is only for the benefit of others. We will always be kind by trying to understand the problem and do our best to help. If we can’t provide help ourselves then we will get someone who can.
    • At HCA we will be productive. When in groups or alone we will turn in the highest quality work at all times and will stay on task no matter what distraction may be near. We will constantly work to improve the school and ourselves.
    • At HCA we will be honest. This means we will be fair to all people even if it’s hard because we know it is best for everyone. We will not cheat or lie. We will follow the rules and do the right thing even when no one is watching.
    • At HCA we will be safe. We will follow directions carefully, use caution when needed and make smart choices so as not to hurt anyone or their feelings. We will think about everyone and everything that might be affected by our decisions and actions before doing them. We will always use language that welcomes, and makes others feel protected and avoid language that makes other community members feel judged or put down.
    • At HCA we will be leaders. This means we will listen to each other’s thoughts, needs and feelings. As a leader we will take responsibility for our own success and support others success by being an example. Leaders will be responsible for themselves and their group at all times.
    • At HCA we will be upstanders. This means we will make sure that people who cause harm to others know their affect on the community and that those actions are unacceptable. We will do this by showing that no matter what, we will stand up for our community agreements.
    • At HCA we will be respectful. This means we will show that we value individual differences and opinions by listening to others’ ideas with positive regard and appreciation. We will show we value each individual of our community and what they contribute to it as a whole. We will treat all people, their things, and their ideas with courtesy.