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Mission, Vision, & ESLR's

Our Mission at SCHS

The mission of Santa Clara High School is to foster inquiry and self-reliance in our diverse student body while imparting an excellent, well-rounded education in a safe, inclusive and collaborative environment.

Our Vision for SCHS

We at Santa Clara High School graduate productive, intellectually curious students who use their education, talents and skills for the betterment of themselves, their community, and the world.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's)

Students will be effective communicators who:

• read and comprehend a variety of materials 
• clearly convey information and ideas in written, oral, and visual forms 
• listen to understand and respond appropriately

Students will be informed, productive thinkers whose products demonstrate that they can:

• use creative thinking and critical thinking skills 
• use diverse strategies in solving problems, making decisions, and evaluating results 
• apply problem-solving and decision-making skills to situations found both inside and outside the classroom

Students will be self-directed learners who:

• set priorities, plan and take action to accomplish goals 
• manage time and resources efficiently and independently 
• take on challenges and accept responsibility for making choices 
• apply knowledge and skills in multiple settings

Students will be collaborative workers who:

• perform a variety of roles within a team 
• develop high quality products and services 
• evaluate the effectiveness of both individual and group contributions 
• apply results of evaluation to improve performance

Students will be contributing citizens who:

• demonstrate integrity, responsibility and perseverance as productive members of society 
• acknowledge cultural, physical, economic, intellectual, age and gender diversity 
• recognize and respect the rules and processes that govern society 
• actively participate in the community 
• act as caretakers of the environment

Students will be information processors who:

• select and use a variety of resources, including current technology, to research and access information 
• choose the most effective tools to gather, organize, analyze and evaluate information 
• refine, synthesize, and apply information to achieve a purpose