Randolph Southern Jr-Sr High Sch
We believe all students deserve:
a well-balanced education made up of interesting, challenging curriculum and activities taught by enthusiastic, competent, flexible instructors that care about children and address their individual differences. We believe that all students deserve teachers that work together as a team using modern, functional equipment and return their work in a timely manner. We believe that all students deserve a caring, safe, clean and well-maintained school in which disciplined students have an equal opportunity to learn. We believe that all students deserve a non-disruptive environment that is supervised at all times. We believe that all students deserve a guidance program that promotes confidence and self discipline; models proper social skills; and develops a support system among parents, students, faculty and the community. We believe all students should have easy access to extra help when a topic is difficult for them to master. We believe all students deserve a meaningful relationship with a caring adult who shows compassion, understanding and love. We believe all students deserve to know themselves and the educational and career options in their futures, prior to scheduling for high school courses. We believe all students deserve to be respected and accepted as individuals. We believe all students deserve some power in determining their future. We believe all students deserve to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from their mistakes. We believe all students deserve to be recognized for their achievements. We believe all students deserve parents and community members who value education and communicate high expectations to students.
All adults in our community are living by these core convictions daily and as a result, show the following attitudes and actions:
All educators are fair, patient, and open-minded professionals who love their jobs and are enthusiastic about coming to work. They greet students with smiles and call them by their name. Teachers understand state standards, university expectations, and basic labor market trends, and have created a curriculum that asks students to master rigorous content. Teachers use a variety of teaching methods linked to student learning styles. Teachers seek out students who are not succeeding and help the students and parents develop a plan for success at school. The plan may include extra time for assignments or participation in one of the school’s many “extra help” programs. Parents are also actively involved with their child’s education. They talk with their son or daughter about school on a daily basis and monitor their progress on line. They also talk with their son or daughter’s teachers on a regular basis, providing support as mutually agreed upon. The learning environment is not contained within the school’s four walls. The community works as an active partner with the school.
In this environment where all adults are living by their core convictions, all students:
have high expectations of themselves. All students read at or above grade level. Students show strong self-management skills, arriving to school on time and turning in all assignments by the due date. They also show strong listening skills by respectfully listening to the teacher and other students. In addition to self-management skills, students show strong team building skills while working in groups to solve real-world problems using the academic content they have learned in class. Students work as a group to delegate responsibilities, display conflict management skills as problems arise, and use consensus-building techniques to make group decisions. Students demonstrate mastery of content presented and use a variety of methods. Prior to scheduling for high school courses, all students have identified their personal career interests, aptitudes, and preferences. Their high school plan includes a tentative career choice, tentative post secondary education choice, and the high school courses that will prepare the student for those choices. All students exhibit high self-esteem, respect for fellow students, adults, and self, and a joy in learning. All students enjoy living a successful, healthy life wherever life takes them after graduating from Randolph Southern.
As a result of these efforts, our school's student achievement data is as follows: