The mission of Amanda Elzy High School is to provide students with a quality formal education in a safe and orderly environment which will enable them to graduate from high school ready for college, or to enter into the workplace as productive, contributing members of society.
Every student ready for the future:
Prepared for college. Prepared for the global workplace. Prepared for personal success.
Amanda Elzy High School is a progressive school in which students are prepared to achieve academically at their highest level, surrounded by an engaged community that is proud of its educational system. In fulfilling the MISSION and VISION of Amanda Elzy High School, the following goals have been established:
Goal 1: Amanda Elzy will be safe and conducive for learning to take place for all students. Our intent is to build strong and positive relationships with our school community.
Goal 2: Amanda Elzy will support a teaching staff who are prepared to instruct students daily so that they are prepared to leave our school and be able to experience success in college and/or workplace.
Goal 3: Amanda Elzy will expose students to high levels of rigor and researched based practices in all classrooms.
Goal 4: Amanda Elzy will increase the graduation rate to 85% for the 2018-2019 school year. Our focus will be providing necessary safety nets for students who are at risk for dropping out.
Goal 5: Amanda Elzy will grow 80% of the bottom 25th percentile students in ELA & Math. We will also increase proficiency in Biology and U.S. History by 10% for the 2018-2019 school year.
Goal 6: Amanda Elzy will increase the ACT Composite score by 10% for students scoring 17 or above for the 2018-2019 school year.
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Our commitment at Amanda Elzy High School is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.
High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of Amanda Elzy High School students. It is the contribution of our students to our school community that makes Amanda Elzy High School an exceptional learning community. Full participation in academic and co-curricular programs and a willingness to act responsibly as an individual within our educational environment are the factors that enable all to have a successful and enjoyable year.
Below are our beliefs regarding teaching and learning that we developed as part of this process.
We believe that effective teachers:
Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning to real life situations;
Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;
Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to enhance learning;
Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.
We believe that successful students:
Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual, and aural medium through comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation;
Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems; and
Pose questions, examine possibilities, and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.
Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and
Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner
In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, I am honored to serve as your principal.