Mission and Vision

School Mission Statement

The mission of American Senior High School is to partner with business and community members, parents, and students to provide a safe and quality learning environment. We promote academic, intellectual, personal, and social development of our diverse population in preparation for college and career pathways.

School Vision Statement

The vision of American Senior High School is to inspire and prepare our students for a competitive global community. We will instill in them critical thinking skills, a desire for learning, and a respect for the core values of integrity, compassion, and perseverance.

Core Values

Citizenship – Helping create a society based upon democratic values including rules of law, equality of opportunity, due process, reasoned argument, representative government, checks and balances, rights and responsibilities and democratic decision-making.

Cooperation – Working together toward goals as basic as human survival in an increasingly independent world.

Fairness – Treating people impartially, not playing favorites, being open-minded, and maintaining an objective attitude toward those whose actions and ideas are different from our own.

Honesty – Dealing truthfully with people, being sincere, not deceiving them or stealing from them, not cheating or lying.

Integrity – Standing up for your beliefs about what is right and what is wrong and resisting social pressure to do wrong.

Kindness – Being sympathetic, helpful, compassionate, benevolent, agreeable, and gentle toward people and other living things.

Pursuit of Excellence – Doing your best with the talents you have, striving toward a goal and not giving up.

Respect – Showing regard for the worth and dignity of someone or something, being courteous and polite, and judging all people on their merits. Respect takes three major forms: respect for oneself, respect for other people, and respect for other living things and the environment.

Responsibility – Students will think before they act and be accountable for their actions, paying attention to others, and responding to their needs. Responsibility emphasizes one’s positive obligations to care for each other.