Our culture is founded on The FISH! Philosophy which originated in Seattle’s world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. FISH! is based on the concept of creating a work environment where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude with them each day to work. The Phoenix Center staff has been living the principles since 2002.
In 2005, we introduced these principles to our students as part of their Character Education program. The Student Hero Program is an outgrowth of this FISH! Philosophy. Students are nominated when they display one of these principles.
The students have their pictures taken with staff, receive an award and their parents/guardians are invited to a celebration. It is a wonderful reinforcement of our core philosophy and really creates a supportive and nurturing environment for families, teachers and students!