Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement
Francis Howell High School is committed to working in partnership with the community (staff, students, parents, and community members) to provide a quality learning environment that promotes continuous improvement for students in achievement, attachment and awareness.

Vision Statements
The Francis Howell High School Community will provide a high quality educational experience that will result in students possessing the necessary knowledge and skills to become life-long learners and be positive contributors within their community. 

The Francis Howell High School Community will provide an environment which develops a sense of personal and school pride, cultural awareness and tolerance.

R.I.S.E. Value Statements

Staff - The FHHS Viking Staff commits to leading growth, building positive relationships, and honoring the dignity of all students, staff, parents, and community members by:

  • Respect
    • Beginning with the belief in the good intentions of others.
    • Fostering inclusive learning environments that build a sense of belonging.
  • Integrity
    • Accepting and providing meaningful, timely feedback as a means of growth; seeking to build trust.
    • Taking ownership in school-wide leadership opportunities.
  • Scholarship
    • Building students' necessary life skills, such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, and honorable character.
    • Providing engaging, real-world learning experiences in leading students to stretch to be their best.
    • Following the Professional Learning Community (PLC) process through clear learning targets, data based decisions, and strategic professional development.
  • Empathy
    • Learning, teaching, and modeling ways of validating others perspectives.
    • Building community by promoting feelings of physical and psychological safety.

Parents - We will:

  • Respect 
    • Encourage and teach respect, integrity, tolerance, and responsibility.
  • Integrity
    • Discuss and monitor stretch goals and positive expectations with our children.
    • Make a commitment to help our children make good decisions.
  • Scholarhship
    • Build students' necessary life skills, such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, and honorable character.
    • Participate in school events, such as open house, parent/teacher conferences, etc.
    • Partner with  the FHHS staff to prepare our children for a meaningful post-high school experience.
  • Empathy
    • Create and support environments of honesty and trust among our children and the school staff.
    • Encourage student involvement in school activities to build academic, social, and behavioral success.

Students - We will:

  • Respect
    • Show respect for teachers, parents, community, peers, and ourselves.
  • Integrity
    • Take responsibility for learning and actions.
    • Have a positive attitude.
  • Scholarship
    • Set and strive to reach stretch goals.
    • Support and participate in school activities to build academic, social, and behavioral success.
  • Empathy
    • Learn and develop necessary life skills, such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, and honorable character, to make healthy life choices and achieve success.
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