Washington will challenge each child at his/her intellectual level in a safe, nurturing, equitable environment where students explore, discover and grow their unique gifts and talents. We will collaborate to share innovative ideas and rigorous instructional strategies to ensure students are learning and are college and career ready.MISSION:Washington Gifted and Talented Elementary's educational mission is to find and nurture the gifts and talents of all students, to develop essential skills and prepare students to be life-long learners.At WashinGTon we are a family that learns and grows together everyday. In our family, students AND staff discover and showcase their gifts and talents in the classroom and in multiple elective choices. You don't just see great things happening at Washington you feel it!All Wake County Public School System students will be prepared to reach their full potential and lead productive lives in a complex and changing world.VALUES:Excellence: We (staff, students and parents) will strive for excellence by modeling high expectations and holding each other accountable.Enrichment: We will ensure that all students have access to our creative electives and innovative instructional opportunities.Equity: We will ensure equity for all students through rigorous instruction to prepare students for career and college readiness.Intentional and Strategic Instruction: We will use current data as a performance measurement to guide instructional practices to meet all student needs.CORE BELIEFS1. Every student is uniquely capable and deserves to be challenged and engaged in relevant, rigorous, and meaningful learning each day.2. Every student is expected to learn, grow, and succeed while we will eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.3. Well-supported, highly effective, and dedicated principals, teachers, and staff are essential to success for all students.4. The Board of Education, superintendent, and all staff, while sustaining best practices, will promote and support a culture of continuous improvement, risk-taking, and innovation that results in a high performing organization focused on student achievement.5. The Board of Education, superintendent, and all staff value a diverse school community that is inviting, respectful, inclusive, flexible and supportive.6. The Wake County residents value a strong public school system and will partner to provide the support and resources to fully realize our shared vision, accomplish the mission, and sustain our core beliefs.