We believe education is….
- the basis for intellectual and emotional growth and development.
- crucial in the development of people who become contributing members of society.
- the journey, not the destination.
- the shared responsibility of students, families, teachers, school administrators, and the community.
We believe the staff:
- promotes a positive and cooperative culture where all parties are treated with dignity and respect.
- promotes intellectual curiosity that will inspire a personal passion for lifelong learning.
- inspires students to make meaningful real world connections with the content learned in school.
- differentiates instruction and interactions with students to ensure the success of ALL students.
- provides a safe and secure learning environment.
We believe students:
- have different strengths and learning styles
- take responsibility for identifying their own learning styles to enhance their academic success
- learn to work collaboratively and take risks to solve problems.
- value and respect their differences as individuals.
- question, reflect, and advocate to develop strong character and overcome challenges.
- learn and grow through classroom instruction, extracurricular opportunities and activities.
- use dynamic technologies to solve problems and form global connections.
- apply their knowledge and experiences to foster future success.
We believe parents:
- offer encouragement, support, and guidance to students.
- maintain a relationship with staff to ensure each student’s personal and academic well-being.
Profile of the Graduate
Upon graduation, through the guidance of faculty, staff and administration, graduates of Clarkstown High School North will be able to:
- Apply mathematical and scientific concepts to everyday situations.
- Communicate in a world language other than English.
- Use technology responsibly as a tool to gather, process and communicate information.
- Demonstrate and appreciate creativity in the arts, in ways of thinking, and in self-expression.
- Use strong communication skills to articulate a viewpoint about a specific topic through public speaking or the written word.
- Recognize and analyze multiple perspectives from primary and secondary sources.
- Demonstrate an increased tolerance and understanding of diverse cultures through the study of history, geography, world languages, the arts and literature.
- Become discriminating consumers of information.
- Work collaboratively with others.
- Effectively manage time and demonstrate organizational skills.
- Take ownership of tasks, actions, and choices.
- Understand and value the emotional, physical, and financial benefits of a healthy lifestyle..
- Demonstrate responsibility by responding positively to setbacks or adversity.
- Communicate beliefs in a positive, productive manner.
- Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in order to set short- and long-term goals.
- Develop ethical, personal, and civic responsibilities.
- Effectively advocate for themselves.
- Become appreciative and tolerant of opinions and views that differ from their own, and be able to discuss different perspectives with respect and patience.