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Mission & Belief

Mission Statement

We, the members of Jonathan Dayton High School’s educational community, are dedicated to developing a body of knowledge and high ethical standards that will enable our students to thrive in a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society. We will achieve our mission by offering a comprehensive, rigorous set of courses and activities while demonstrating the highest degree of mutual respect, commitment and professionalism.

Belief Statements

We believe that…

  • Students are entitled to an intellectually, emotionally and physically safe environment.
  • All students can learn and are capable of succeeding at a high level.
  • Teachers attend to each student’s individual learning style.
  • It is important to respect the cultural heritage of every individual and the diversity of the student body.
  • A commitment to life-long learning is critical to success in high school.
  • Helping students develop strong character is an important responsibility of high school teachers and administrators.
  • Personal development encompasses respect, resilience and self-worth.
  • Academic integrity is the foundation on which any learning institution is founded.
  • The development of self-reliance and independence is essential.
  • Talent can be expressed through academics, the arts and athletics.
  • Good citizenship in the school, community, nation and world is a necessary component in complete character development. 
  • Community service promotes personal growth as well as civic engagement in society.