The Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) Climate and Culture is driven by The PANTHER Way. The PANTHER Way is an easy to understand set of norms and expectations developed cooperatively developed among the whole school community at the beginning of the school year. It includes the “four R’s” – Respect, Responsibility, Readiness and Relentless pursuit of graduation and college entrance and is reflected in everything we do as a school community. Each student, parent, teacher, staff member and school leader pledged to “do everything” The PANTHER Way by signing their name to a PANTHER Way poster which was displayed in the school hallway for all to remember.
In addition to the PANTHER Way, students are expected to know and strictly adhere to the Paterson Public Schools Student Code of Conduct, the school dress code (dark blue shirt and khaki pants) and the NO CELL PHONES IN SCHOOL policy.