• Stuarts Draft High School Philosophy

     The crest of Stuarts Draft High School encourages students to “Create and Discover.” Our students and faculty are creating and discovering each day in a variety of ways. From the classrooms to extra-curricular activities, our Cougar family is constantly growing as individuals and as a community through the development of respect for oneself and other individuals. Cougars also are encouraged to show their loyalty to the school by claiming ownership to it as a community, and taking care that our school remains a respectable institution. The student body and faculty are expected to exemplify positive attitudes in order to provide for a happy and healthy learning environment. Finally, we are committed to a legacy of excellence by keeping in mind our Four Pillars: Knowledge, Individualism, Integrity, and Community.

     

    Knowledge:

    Stuarts Draft High School, where learning is our main priority. We are committed to allowing students to push themselves academically to be the best they can be. We are aware that students learn in a variety of ways, and our teachers strive to incorporate a variety of learning activities to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed. Students are also given the chance through the Valley Vocational and Technical Program, the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School, as well as the various mentorship opportunities to become actively engaged and gain experience in possible future fields of study. Students are assessed in a variety of ways, including projects, tests, SOLs, and a plethora of hands -on activities. All programs are frequently and meticulously evaluated for effectiveness by our dedicated and immersed team of administrators. Above all, we are determined to allow our students to graduate with the knowledge they need to become productive members of society.

     

    Individualism:

    Stuarts Draft High School is committed to ensuring that each student is a valued individual. At our school we have several opportunities that challenge and develop each student’s unique skills. Our curriculum is tailored to meet our students’ intellectual, physical, social, and emotional abilities. We offer Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and Limited English Proficiency programs that provide support for the various needs of our students. Our students also participate in fine arts and athletics programs that allow them to actively express themselves outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our faculty and administrators are dedicated to creating a positive atmosphere that allows students to grow and learn together.

     

    Integrity:

     Stuarts Draft High School is devoted to upholding strong morals and values. As a school, we value honesty, responsibility, respect, and fairness. The students and faculty are expected to maintain an atmosphere full of respect and courtesy. Integrity is important to our school in order to enhance relationships between students, teachers, administration, coaches, and other faculty members and to perpetuate a satisfying learning atmosphere. Students and faculty are encouraged to carry themselves with integrity within the school and the community as representatives of Stuarts Draft High School.

    Community:

    Stuarts Draft High School strives to connect with and participate in the community. As a community, we celebrate our similarities and cherish our diversity in an open and engaging environment. At Stuarts Draft High School, students learn about other cultures, expand their horizons, and develop respect for diversity within our school, community, and world. Through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities such as academic team, FFA, the spring musical, student government, art shows, athletics, and a plethora of unique clubs and activities, students are provided with opportunities for teamwork, leadership, and skill development. The community and Stuarts Draft High School creates a safe and comfortable physical environment that proudly supports student learning. The school’s faculty and staff, students, parents, and community members share the responsibility of endorsing the school’s mission and create a diverse and safe learning environment for every student.