AES’s work is guided by a set of core values that frame the way in which all work is done.
- Values-Based: AES’s organizational culture, partnerships and work ethic are deeply rooted in respect, empathy, caring and reciprocity, the same values reflected in a high quality learning environment.
- Collaborative: AES believes in working collaboratively; building alliances, pooling expertise and leveraging opportunities in order to maximize impact.
- Student-Centered: AES’s work is grounded in the belief that students’ voices are essential in creating high quality learning environments, and that students must be included as partners in improving the education system.
- Action and Solutions Oriented: AES believes that the time for action is now, and that the solution is to collectively build on lessons learned and existing research in order to be a catalyst for systemic change within the education system.