As your principal, it gives me great pride to share with the community that our graduation rate has increased over the past few years, as well as an increase in the number of our students participating in AP courses! We continue to upgrade and bring more technology into our building, update our curriculums, and increase the courses available to our student body. Pathways continues to be a valuable resource for our staff and students, providing counseling, support groups, and numerous clubs. After school, students have numerous options for participation in extracurricular activities from sports and weightlifting to foreign language and drama clubs. If you haven’t visited any of our productions recently, I encourage you to do so this year. Throughout the year, our schools hosts a variety of events including concerts, plays, art shows, college fairs and sporting events. Come out and see our Ramblers in action!
Together with the high school staff, I would like to share our school’s vision and mission statements so that you understand where our focus is and where our goals lie. The vision of Carteret High School is to ensure a quality public education for all students, so that all students graduate on time and are prepared to attend the post-secondary institution/training of their choice. Our graduates will be diverse thinkers who are competent, confident, and respectful young adults. It is the mission of the CHS staff to encourage our students in all areas of their lives as explained in our mission statement: At Carteret High School, we recognize that each student is an individual; that all students are creative; that all students need to succeed. Therefore, CHS respects the individual needs of the students; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each student. Our foundation of education responds to the needs of students to live and work in a global environment, whether abroad in a multinational economy, or at home in a multicultural society. The administrators, teachers, and staff at Carteret High School are committed to developing and providing a curriculum that is rich in technology, while including real life applications of problems and provide academic experiences that will enrich the life and work of our students. As educators, we continuously strive to improve the effectiveness of our academic, social and emotional programs through collaboration and shared decision-making amongst stakeholders. We seek to cultivate a culture that is guided by a code of values that promote respect, diversity, and opportunity. We strive to develop citizens who are empowered with knowledge, skills, and attitudes enabling them to make informed decisions in a culturally diverse and interdependent world. At the same time, we wish to provide students with a challenging learning environment that is appropriate to their learning abilities while preparing graduates for success on standardized testing, college, and in the workforce. It is our goal to inspire all students to become productive and responsible members of society.
In closing, my message to our students is to always challenge yourself to be great. Complete every task to the best of your ability and success will be obtained. Make the most of every minute this school year!