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White Pine High School
Beliefs
All students are entitled to a safe, positive learning environment.
All school stakeholders belong to a collaborative, educational community.
The educational community believes in high standards of personal achievement, including matters of academics and self-esteem.
Assessments of student learning should provide students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement.
An education gives students options that they can use to succeed in a rapidly changing global society.
The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
 

 
Mission
Our mission is to establish a positive learning environment within a collaborative educational community that engages students in developing high standards of achievement in a global society.

Vision
Our vision is to be a school where all students learn at high levels.

 
 
Values
We will model lifelong education by embracing our own adult learning.
We will engage in reflective behavior and collaborative practices designed to help improve us individually and collectively.
We will celebrate that which is worthy of celebration and embrace the challenge of changing that which must be improved.
We will treat students and colleagues with dignity and respect.
We will cultivate sincere and invested relationships with students.
We will seek first to understand, then to be understood.
We will provide a safe, supportive, and respectful environment for learning.
We will embrace the changing nature of technology, the impacts it has on 21st Century learners, and the instruction necessary to reach them.
We will use at least two diverse instructional techniques in each class period.
We will strive to utilize brain research and student discourse each class period.
We will employ multiple assessment strategies to assess students' skills, thinking, knowledge, and progress.
We will utilize the Rigor and Relevance Framework as it applies to curriculum and assessment.


Student Learning Goals
College and Career Readiness
Increase the percentage of students meeting all four college readiness standards as defined by the ACT to 28%
Increase the number of students earning dual college credit per year to 65.
Increase the number of students earning an advanced diploma to 35.
Increase the number of students earning a 3 or better on AP exams to 15.
Increase the percentage of students graduating with a CTE endorsement.
Increase the graduation rate to 95%
Status and Growth Measures of Achievement
Establish baseline data and subsequently increase the percentage of students performing at Meets or Exceeds Standard using the new End of Course exams.
Increase the percentage of students earning 8 or better on team-wide common assessments to 80%.
Increase the percentage of students earning final grades of As and Bs in all core and elective classes.
School Climate
Increase percentage of students and parents reporting a trusting relationship with an adult in the school.
Students and parents will demonstrate school pride and engagement as measured by survey.
Parents will report strong communication with teachers and staff regarding academic and behavior issues.
Parents, community members, and students will report a welcoming and inviting environment.