The Philosophy

We believe that New Albany High School seniors, soon to assume full adult responsibility, should be offered varied, authentic educational opportunities as well as increased responsibility.  Students are encouraged to go beyond the school setting, to draw upon a much larger resource base and to both extend and apply their knowledge as participants in a greater community.  Through self-directed learning opportunities, students can experience the freedom and challenge to exhibit integration and synthesis of acquired knowledge by way of pragmatic demonstration.  These multiple experiences, both inside the traditional school setting and outside the classroom boundaries generate benefits for an orderly and systematic transition to the world beyond secondary education.  We believe that the collaborative alliances among school, community, businesses, and other resources help seniors become articulate critical thinkers, thoughtfully focused citizens, academically competitive learners and reflective problem solvers.