For Parents

A Boilermaker must make the decision to become a champion. Each student must choose to foster the skills and knowledge presented to them to attain their desired level of success. The process begins with establishing a connection within the school community and the school with the community that continues to grow and flourish as the years progress. Through outreach, collaboration, and communication, resources will be gathered for the future achievements of our students, school, and community. In the classroom, technology is one of the instruments that has been incorporated to acquire the abilities that are crucial for ongoing development. Additionally, interactive activities and field trips that relate to real-life situations are utilized to further expand upon the concepts that are part of the daily curriculum in alignment with the Common Core Standards. By actively encouraging students to participate in extracurricular academic and social experiences, we are presenting students with the means to not onl y meet but also exceed predefined expectations. Overall, students will be able to develop the techniques required for post-secondary opportunities and become confident and productive members of society with programs that provide the foundation for their individual learning needs. Although students have to overcome challenges inside and outside the classroom, there is a system in place for building upon strengths and addressing weaknesses. Garfield High School aims to accommodate students by offering academic options ranging from advanced placement to nontraditional alternative programs in order to address a multitude of learning needs. By providing the students with educational support services, mentoring, life skills, athletics, and recreational activities, it ensures that there will be a safe haven to overcome the obstacles that they will encounter. As a community, our goal is to create a unified school bond with the intent of giving students the necessary means to make the choice for success, and become the Boilermaker that is a champion.

Measurable Goals:

  • Currently, Garfield High School is focused on the following goals. In the future, as education evolves, we can update these goals, while keeping the overall structure and educational values the same.
  • Community/Alumni Support- Continue to invite alumni and community members to attend school related events.
  • Attendance- Continue to increase, meet, and maintain as well as monitor student attendance rate.
  • Student Involvement- Encourage students to continue to participate as well as support their classmates in extracurricular activities.
  • State/School Assessments- Students continue to pass and increase their overall scores on state and school assessments.
  • Graduation- Continue to increase the graduation rate and increase the number of students that move on to higher education upon graduation.

Parents and schools need to work together for the betterment of the students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Parents should check some of the tips or activities they can use to develop their children’s confidence and improve their school experience.

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