Vision / Mission / Beliefs / Guiding Questions / Student Learning Outcomes
Sylmar High is committed to graduating students who are academically, socially, and emotionally ready for the next steps in their lives.
Sylmar High School will:
• Develop students who are critical thinkers and who possess the necessary skills to be effective communicators.
• Provide a variety of learning communities best suited to each student’s need.
• Provide the academic, emotional, social, and multicultural environment needed to give students a positive sense of themselves.
• Prepare students to lead productive adult lives.
• Involve all stakeholders in the decision making process.
At Sylmar High School we believe that:
• All students have a right to receive a quality educational program.
• A quality education can only occur when there is support, commitment, and cooperative interaction among all stakeholders
• School must be a safe and pleasant place where values of trust, fairness, and mutual respect are part of the internal fabric.
Sylmar’s Guiding Questions
• What is it we want all students to learn?
• How will we know when each student has mastered the essential learning?
• How will we respond when a student experiences initial difficulty in learning?
• How will we deepen the learning for students who have already mastered essential knowledge and skills?
Student Learning Outcomes
1. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS WHO:
• Express complex ideas in writing and speaking gained through reading, and listening
• Utilize computer-based resources for research and production
2. CRITICAL THINKERS WHO:
• Develop plans to achieve self-initiated personal, academic, and career goals
• Identify and utilize resources independently
• Locate, analyze, and integrate information
• Apply complex problem-solving solutions to realistic and academic challenges
3. CONSTRUCTIVE SOCIAL PARTICIPANTS WHO:
• Exhibit self-discipline and accept individual and group responsibility
• Demonstrate sensitivity in interpersonal, social, and multicultural relationships
• Contribute time, energy, and talent to improving the community
4. MULTIFACETED INDIVIDUALS WHO:
• Enjoy, observe, evaluate, and comment on the arts
• Recognize the elements of good health
• Make informed life decisions firmly based on ethical standards