Cary Academy, the host organization for this journal, is an independent coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12. Cary Academy’s mission commits the school to creating and maintaining an environment in which discovery, innovation, collaboration, and excellence are fostered. Founded in 1996 and opened in 1997, the school is on the forefront of technology-enhanced education. When fully enrolled, Cary Academy will have a student body of 672. Each student, faculty and staff member has access to the school’s internal Intranet and the external Internet. Students use the school’s technological resources to gather data, analyze porno mexicano information, develop research skills and reinforce classroom lessons. Each Cary Academy family, student, faculty and staff member has his own e-mail account providing an additional means of communication.
Cary Academy is fortunate in that it has a corporate partner and neighbor, SAS Institute, a software development company. The founders/owners of SAS Institute, Dr. and Mrs. James H. Goodnight and Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sall, also founded Cary Academy. Cary Academy has benefited greatly from the expertise of SAS Institute’s SAS In School division and having such a close corporate partner.
SPIRITUALITY is the recognition that there is a “mysterious other” that exists in the universe that is sacred and at the core of all being. Spirituality honors, embraces and acknowledges the mystery with the understanding that we can never fully comprehend or explain its existence. By its very nature, spirituality promotes a sense of wonder, awe, and celebration of life. A belief in the ultimate goodness of the mystery causes us to reach out to others (human and non-human) through love, compassion and forgiveness.
COMMUNITY is the local ecological context in which spirituality becomes manifest. Community consists of an infinite number of interconnected components, all of which function to support the health and well-being of the entire system as well as the individuals therein. Community is also the recognition that people are one unique element within this system; that our survival depends on maintaining the health of the entire community of life.
SUSTAINABILITY is the process of nurturing, upholding and preserving balance among all members of an ecological community. To sustain is to nourish, support and prolong. Sustainability, therefore, is the ability to nurture, uphold and preserve the integrity of individuals and communities of life indefinitely; recognizing that change is inevitable. Furthermore, sustainability embraces the need for compassionate confrontation and healing of those individuals and components of a community that are diseased or in need of sustenance and encouragement. The entire life system is only as strong and durable as are its component members.