Beliefs & Mission
McKinleyville High School will provide a safe and supportive community of learners realizing and developing the talents and abilities of all students through powerful learning experiences.
- To collaboratively develop a support system designed to meet academic and emotional needs of students.
- To foster good citizenship and social skills.
- To establish an environment in which students are encouraged to investigate, analyze, and conjecture.
- To offer a diverse menu of engaging educational opportunities.
- To educate and celebrate the whole person through emphasis of academic rigor, the arts, health, and vocational opportunities.
- To guide students in project-based learning that utilizes appropriate technology and/or connects with larger communities.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
McKinleyville High School will prepare graduates who are:
Academically and Personally Confident
- Possess knowledge and skills as listed in the California State content or challenge standards and adopted by McKinleyville High School.
- Read, comprehend and interpret information, instructions, literary works, real world documents and graphic representations
- Demonstrate competence with appropriate technological equipment and devices
- Demonstrate writing skills in academic and personal modes
- Demonstrate listening skills in both academic and personal contexts
- Speak effectively within a group and to an audience
- Have had support from faculty, student services personnel, academic counselors, crisis counselors, school nurse, and student conflict mediators
- Have grown and learned in a safe environment
- Respect themselves and others
- Have developed a work ethic
- Practice tolerance
- Appreciate the values and traditions of diverse cultures
- Have developed character, responsibility, and social maturity
- Use a variety of technologies to access, collect, process, evaluate, and present information
- Possess study skills
- Access and analyze information independently
- Assess individual areas of need and apply appropriate learning strategies.
- Demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills
- Have met their unique academic needs and interests
- Used effective goal setting strategies to create a positive vision for themselves and their future
- Demonstrate strengths and talents unique to the individual
- Are self directed learners
- Read for knowledge and pleasure
- Communicate through the creative arts and the media
- Have accessed information about careers through the curriculum
- Demonstrate self-expression and understanding through the arts and humanities
- Make good decisions regarding health issues
- Effectively choose and use a variety of technological applications
- Participated in off-site work and education programs
- Participated in community service and volunteer activities
- Participated effectively in on-campus projects