Motto: Making a Difference

Mission Statement:

The mission of Airport High School, in conjunction with a positive school-community relationship, is to provide a quality education for students and adults that creates well-rounded individuals through varied opportunities in academics, arts, sports, and clubs, which is supported by a system that promotes hope, independence, good character traits, and develops skills that are needed for success in life.

Vision Statements:

Our Airport High School mission is built upon a foundation of continuous improvement and life-long learning – for all students as well as adults. The Vision created by our faculty and staff members provides the “imagination” of what it is we hope to become as a school community. It is our vision for the future.

I. Curriculum

In an exemplary school the curriculum:

            A. Establishes consistent content for all subject areas.
            B. Involves a focus on common planning, goal-setting, and the consistent review of data.
            C. Focuses on instruction that is student-centered, engaging, and meaningful.
            D. Involves teaching strategies that are hands-on, real world, motivating, and interdisciplinary.
            E. Utilizes methods that assess student understanding and provides a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery.
            F. Involves assessments that are authentic, varied, fair, and related to the content taught.
            G. Is supported by the analysis of common assessment data which is used by teachers to collaboratively make appropriate and meaningful                             decisions that positively impact student achievement.
            H. Uses technology and other relevant resources that assist in meeting all students’ needs.

II. Instructional Leader

In an exemplary school instructional leaders:

A.    Have good management qualities such as: being understanding, organized, knowledgeable, and committed.

B.    Are clear communicators who collaborate closely with faculty.

C.    Clearly establish and consistently enforce faculty and student expectations.

D.    Are involved, engaging, and visible.

E.     Are supportive, resourceful and encouraging.

III. Staff

In an exemplary school all staff:

A.    Work collaboratively for the benefit of the entire school community.

B.    Create and support a positive school environment.

C.    Are compassionate, enthusiastic, respectful, and friendly.

D.    Model appropriate social and academic behavior.

E.     Demonstrate professionalism at all times.

F.     Are dedicated to life-long learning and support professional development opportunities.

G.    Collaborate with other professionals to provide rigorous and relevant learning opportunities for students.

IV. School Environment

In an exemplary school the school environment:

A.    Functions by establishing and following simple, consistent, and realistic rules that help maintain a positive and disciplined working environment.

B.    Provides a clean and safe place in which students and teachers feel physically, mentally, and socially healthy.

C.    Creates a sense of community among parents, teachers, students, and the surrounding public.

D.    Promotes a positive academic culture, personal integrity and an atmosphere of school pride.

E.     Provides a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment that nurtures students and teachers.

V. Students

In an exemplary school students:

A.    Are self-disciplined, engaged, and motivated.

B.    Show respect to self and others.

C.    Demonstrate responsibility by coming to school prepared, following school and class rules, and supporting a positive learning environment.

D.    Show a commitment to academic success by accepting ownership of their learning.

E.      Take pride in their school and themselves.

F.      Communicate appropriately in various settings.

VI. Home – School Relations

In an exemplary school home-school relations:

            A. Are improved with constant communication between parents and teachers with realistic expectations on both sides.
            B. Encourage and provide opportunities for parental participation within the school.
            C. Promote mutual respect and positive relationships between home and school.
            D. Create opportunities to educate parents in supporting the needs of high school students.

VII. Community Involvement

In an exemplary school community involvement:

A.    Requires open lines of communication between the school and the community.

B.    Encourages the participation of student clubs/groups in community service and philanthropic events.

C.    Should be positive and supportive, offering resources through service learning opportunities, mentors, classroom speakers, business contributions to curriculum, and finances.