Beliefs and Mission Statement

John Adams High School Mission Statement

Quality Education For Every Student Every Day

JAHS English Department Mission Statement

(updated 2020-2021)

An equitable and challenging environment that prepares students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers and readers, and thoughtful writers and speakers.

JAHS English Department Beliefs

(updated 2020-2021)


  1. All students should be provided with opportunities to learn and develop which requires appropriate methods and programs.

  2. The school environment should foster reading and writing and critical thinking as a valuable life skill.

  3. The school atmosphere should promote the appreciation and development of reading and writing and thinking.

  4. The curriculum should incorporate interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches and texts.

  5. Students should learn to express themselves effectively in both writing and speaking.

  6. The educator is a facilitator of learning and student development.

  7. All students should be proficient in proper use of technology and be able to to critically evaluate media.

  8. Curricula options should meet the diverse needs and interests of students, their different abilities and learning styles.

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