The mission of Cocke County High School is to lay a foundation for lifelong learning and to prepare students with the intellectual and social skills to become contributing and responsible citizens engaged in careers in keeping with their abilities and opportunities.
learning is the chief priority for the school.
Clear goals and
high expectations for student achievement should guide the development
of the curriculum and the design of instructional strategies and learning activities.
Students need not
only to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills
but also to be actively involved in solving problems in meaningful contexts and producing
Students learn in
different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional
approaches to support their learning.
assessment tools, representing a variety of domains are essential to
ensure that students have the necessary skills and attitudes for future endeavors.
decisions should be based on assessment data which is aligned to standards
increases not only student's understanding but also their respect of
different peoples and cultures.
Each student is a
valuable individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and
Mutual respect among
and between students and staff fosters positive relationships.
A safe, physically
comfortable environment promotes student learning.
Parents and the
community share the responsibility with teachers and administrators for
advancing the school's mission.
The role of the
educator is unsurpassed in importance. Students should be provided
caring and dynamic educators, knowledgeable in their fields of instruction.
The commitment to
continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable
students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
school-based decision-making and policy development involves collaboration
among staff, students, parents, and community members.
All members of the CCHS community will support each other in the pursuit of these common goals; will be respectful of themselves and each other, of their school, and of education itself; and will strive to meet the needs of all students and to challenge all students.