CORE VALUES STATEMENT

HERRON HIGH SCHOOL: 

BELIEVES THAT EVERY STUDENT IS A SCHOLAR

Demonstrated by:

A. Teachers’ respect for and engagement with students in the learning process
B. Teachers’ belief in students and what they are capable of achieving
C. Faculty and staff devotion to helping student growth
D. Shared belief that students are capable of reflective dialogue, critical reasoning, and engaging in meaningful interactions that promote a life-time of learning

ENGAGES IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY

Demonstrated by:

A. Promoting the interweaving of family, school, and city and broadening of worldview
B. The school community identifying its role at Herron High School in the larger urban context
C. Fostering meaningful connection to local and cultural resources
D. Valuing of diversity

ADVANCES TIMELESS IDEAS AND CONTENT

Demonstrated by:

A. Unchanging, timeless, essential issues and ideas that move through all subjects, that transcend cultures and geography, that inform humankind and, in fact, make us human
B. Embracing a classical curriculum which fosters a love of learning and understanding and the belief that members of the Herron community are accessing and contributing to a rich heritage of ideas
C. Belief that accountability to state, national, and global standards is helpful in validating the value of the classical approach

BUILDS A CULTURE OF RESPECT AND TRUST THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE AND IDEAS

Demonstrated by:

A. A community of learners in which trust comes first
B. An understanding and respect for authority
C. Teachers sharing with students their love for their subjects and ideas
D. Students viewed as meaningful contributors, not products to be processed
E. A high value placed on collaboration  F. Investment in professional development

SERVES AS A CATALYST FOR RENEWAL

Demonstrated by:

A. Students, as beneficiaries of high expectations, a classical, liberal-arts curriculum, and caring relationships, mature into informed citizens who are prepared to contribute and succeed
B. Creation of a new archetype of successful, urban secondary education
C. Contributing to the vibrancy and livability of urban neighborhoods

 

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