Highlands Elementary’s mission is to educate children in a safe, cooperative, and innovative environment while building long-term, collaborative relationships with families. Highlands believes in giving all children the opportunity to develop the social and collaboration skills that will allow them to work with others, as well as solve conflicts. Teachers use a cooperative learning model. Restitution Self-Discipline, to help students develop the important skills of internal control and intrinsic motivation. Highlands Elementary nurtures students and adults’ strengths or “sparks” by maintaining a child-centered learning community that stresses relationships and collaboration.