Vision/Mission/Beliefs Mission Statement: To empower students to be lifelong learners.
Vision Statement: To facilitate a learning community where students become productive citizens who are college and/or career ready.
· A positive learning environment is conducive to the development of the total student.
· Students learn best when actively engaged in rigorous, relevant curriculum supplemented with extracurricular activities.
· The faculty will provide students with opportunities to become highly productive, well respected citizens with a desire for serving others.
· Instruction will be differentiated to accommodate various learning styles and will emphasize the use of data and technology to support student learning.
· Authentic assessment tools (formative and summative) will be implemented to demonstrate student learning.
· All teachers will actively prepare students for the state End of Course tests, the ACT and the Writing Exam. Teachers will compare results to TVAAS data to monitor achievements.
· Student learning is the primary focus of all decisions impacting the school.
· The stakeholders share the responsibility for advancing the mission and encouraging student growth.
· Each student is a valued individual with unique, physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. Safe, comfortable, and clean educational settings promote learning and a sense of security.
· Regular attendance and being punctual is essential for student success.
· Students should respect authority and obey school rules and the law.
SGHS is COMMITTED to increasing the ACT scores for all students.
STUDENTS: Recognize the importance of ACT testing
Take advantage of tutoring activities
Participate in reading activities
Participate in more rigorous classes
Take the following tests:
All grades: Practice Writing Test 9th : Practice ACT Test 10th: PLAN Test 11th: Writing Assessment & ACT Test 12th: ACT Test (by choice)
TEACHERS: Implement ACT bell ringers in all classes
Vocabulary Sentence corrections Math problems Timed reading practice with questions
Volunteer time outside school hours by the Math Department for tutoring
Accumulate and utilize reading materials for the classrooms
Emphasize reading, writing, and problem solving across the curriculum
SCHOOL: Provide resources to implement reading program
Reader's Digest Newspapers in classroom Books
Expand ACT Prep Classes
Adopt a reading incentive program
Provide flexible scheduling before/after school for tutoring
Administer school wide practice writing test, plan test
Distance Learning Classes Engineering Class Latin Class
SGHS IS DEDICATED TO A RELEVANT LEARNING COMMUNITY CENTERED ON EXCELLENCE IN LITERACY WHERE:
READ FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS: PLEASURE, INFORMATION, COMPREHENSION BUILD VOCABULARY READ AND WRITE IN ALL CLASSES DISCUSS AND ANALYZE VARIOUS LITERARY MEDIA THROUGH WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS READ ALOUD/ PAIRED READING/CHORAL READING USE TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE LITERACY
MODEL GOOD READING PRACTICES MAKE READING RELEVANT TO CONTENT COLLABORATE UTILIZE AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY USE ASSESSMENT DATA TO DIFFERENTIATE INSTRUCTION READ TO STUDENTS/LISTEN TO STUDENTS READ MAINTAIN HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS
ALLOCATES RESOURCES FOR LITERACY PROGRAM PROVIDES FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING/COLLABORATION FOR INCREASED LITERACY OPPORTUNITIES PROMOTES SCHOOL & COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR LITERACY PROVIDES AWARDS AND INCENTIVES TO PROMOTE LITERACY INSTILLS A RICH LITERARY CULTURE