Great Expectations

The mission of Great Expectations is to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living.



  • We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
  • We will not laugh at or make fun of a person's mistakes nor use sarcasm or put downs.
  • We will use good manners, saying "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" and allow others to go first.
  • We will cheer each other to success.
  • We will help one another whenever possible.
  • We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
  • We will encourage each other to do our best.
  • We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.
Citizenship:  behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community
Commitment:  keeping a promise of a pledge
Common Sense:  thinking before acting; using good judgement

Compassion:  ability to share another’s feelings or ideas

Cooperation:  working together 
Courage:  strength to act even when afraid or uncertain 
Courtesy:  consideration, cooperation and generosity 
Curiosity:  desire to learn, to explore, to investigate 
Dedication:  setting aside for a particular purpose 

Effort:  doing one’s best in an endeavor
Empathy:  capacity for participating in another’s feelings or ideas 
Esprit De Corps:  devotion among members of group for each other and the group’s purpose 
Flexibility:  ability to make adjustments or alter plans
Forgiveness:  act of forgiving for an offense; pardoning 
Fortitude:  strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain adversity with courage 
Friendship:  caring for and trusting others 
Honesty:  truthfulness 

Humanitarian:  promotion of human welfare and social reform 

Humility:  being humble, not proud or haughty, not arrogant or assertive 

Initiative:  taking action; originating new ideas 
Integrity:  acting according to a sense of right and wrong 
Justice:  being fair, right, and upholding what is right

Loyalty:  faithfulness to another 
Optimism:  an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and happenings or to anticipate the best possible outcome 
Patience:  ability to wait calmly 
Patriotism:  love for or devotion to one’s country 
Perseverance:  ability to persist or continue striving to the end 
Problem-Solving:  creating solutions; finding answers 
Propriety:  standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech 
Resiliency:  recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change 
Respect:  feeling honor

Responsibility:  making the choice to be reliable and dependable 
Self-Discipline:  the ability to choose and control one’s own actions
Service:  giving of one’s time and energies to help others  
Sincerity:  honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy 
Temperance:  moderation in action, thought, or feeling