• Mission Statement


    The mission of Stuarts Draft High School is to prepare students to graduate with the necessary knowledge, integrity, and responsibility to be active learners, productive workers, and contributing members of their communities.



    Belief Statements


    These belief statements establish priorities and guide decisions made for Stuarts Draft High School:


    ·         Student learning is the main priority for the school.


    ·         All students have opportunities to develop their abilities.


    ·         Students are challenged to do their best work.


    ·         Each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs.


    ·         Because students learn in different ways, the curriculum and instructional practices incorporate a variety of learning activities.


    ·         Services and resources such as Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and Limited English Proficiency are provided to support learning for students with special needs. 


    ·         Good teaching practices engage students in the learning process, demonstrate practical applications, provide opportunities for problem-solving, and prepare students for life-long learning. 


    ·         Student learning is assessed by quantitative and qualitative methods such as SOLs and other standardized tests, teacher-made tests, student projects, and classroom observations. 


    ·         Support for all students’ emotional and developmental needs enhances learning.


    ·         School personnel and students value integrity, responsibility, and mutual respect.


    ·         Students learn about other cultures and develop respect for diversity within our school, community, and nation.


    ·         An atmosphere of courtesy and mutual respect enhances relationships and learning. 


    ·         A safe and comfortable physical environment supports student learning. 


    ·         The fine arts program provides opportunities for students to develop their artistic talents, promotes knowledge and appreciation of the fine arts, and serves as a resource for integration of the arts into the general curriculum. 


    ·         The physical education program promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being and encourages the development of life-long healthy behaviors.


    ·         Students prepare for future employment by learning about vocational options, assessing their own interests and abilities, and taking appropriate courses to develop knowledge and skills.


    ·         Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities support the school’s mission and provide opportunities for teamwork, leadership, and skill development. 


    ·         Administrators and teachers set goals, participate in professional development activities, evaluate the effectiveness of school programs and services, and adapt them to meet changing needs. 


    ·         School personnel, students, parents, and community members share responsibility for supporting the school’s mission. 

















Last Modified on May 20, 2008