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SHS Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations: Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations

Salem High School's Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations, and the school-wide rubrics.

Salem High School

Salem High School

At Salem High School, we value:

1.  Comprehensive education, with rigorous academic, arts, and career and technical education (CTE) programs

2.  A shared responsibility between the school, students, families, and community as it pertains to student learning

3.  A safe school environment that is conducive to learning

We believe: 

1.  All students have the ability to learn

2.  Students are individuals

3.  Students and staff deserve mutual respect

4.  Students must have access to a variety of educational experiences, career guidance, and extracurricular activities

5.  Students must be prepared for college, career, and citizenship

6.  That open communication among staff, students, and parents is important to a successful school community

7.  That staff and student feedback is valuable

Students will be able to effectively:

1. Use appropriate research strategies to find and evaluate information.

2. Write for a variety of purposes and audiences.

3. Create and deliver an effective presentation.

4. Read, analyze and apply information from a variety of written and other sources.

5. Apply self-management skills as respectful, active learners.

6. Collaborate with staff and other students.

7. Understand the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship and community.

9/27/2012 - faculty voted to approve - passed

10/2012 - School Board voted to approve 

SHS Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations Review Process

The Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations are regularly reviewed and revised as needed.  

Feedback is solicited through surveys from all stakeholders (parents, staff and students) at the following times:

  • Spring 2016 
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2023

Following the surveys, the Core Values, Beliefs and Learning Expectations Committee meets to review the survey data, SCS data, district priorities, and current research to determine if further action is warranted.