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    Belief Statements


    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:


    Core Knowledge:

    • 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.