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West High School is dedicated to a tradition of excellence, a concept of diversity, unlimited potential and a global future where:


  • are engaged in challenging and meaningful learning
  • hold themselves accountable for their own learning
  • are involved in integrated learning activities
  • have access to a variety of resources for learning
  • help guide their own learning and academic achievement through personal goal setting
  • understand and value the benefits of education
  • view the learning process as a cycle of continued personal growth

Parents and Community:

  • are actively engaged in their child’s education
  • interact with children to offer mentoring services for struggling students (academically and socially)
  • view West High School as a safe, central place within the community
  • view West High School as an agent for moving the community forward
  • help to develop and nurture a genuine West High School community
  • will actively promote West High School
  • are invested in leading the district in cultural events and international mindedness


  • are dedicated to creating rigorous, engaging, effective lessons.
  • incorporate innovative, relevant and differentiated learning practices into their classrooms
  • continually refine their craft through quality PLC and SLC collaboration
  • nurture the process of learning
  • foster an environment of personal accountability and school pride

School Structures:

  • are designed for optimal success of every student
  • support consistency in school climate, policy implementation, teaching, communication and academic and emotional security
  • streamline communication processes to make information readily available to all stakeholders
  • utilize a technology-­‐driven infrastructure and curriculum
  • provide a safe and stable learning environment


WHS Vision,    May 1, 2015