The vision of the Steel Valley School District will continue to be viewed as community learning centers. Homes of students and residents will continue to be viewed as being part of the motivated learning community of students and adults. Academic standards and assessment anchors will function as the foundation of the educational program and students will be expected to master them. The standards and anchors will be integrated across the curriculum and students will be prepared to apply them in problematic situations. It is assumed in Steel Valley that as students acquire an understanding of the fundamental skills and content, they will display their talents as independent thinkers.