Morris Hills
Regional District

Goals and Objectives
 
The educational program of this district shall help students:
  • Develop critical thinking skills necessary to solve problems.
  • Generate new ideas through creative thinking.
  • Use efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills.
  • Set specific goals; recognize constraints, alternatives, and risks; and evaluate and choose the best option.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, science, world language, listening, speaking, viewing, and media literacy.
  • Work with a variety of technologies.
  • Develop career awareness and planning, employability skills and foundational knowledge necessary for success in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate understanding, friendliness, adaptability, empathy, and politeness in group settings.
  • Examine, clarify, and apply positive values and ethical principles.
  • Build self-esteem by discovering their unique abilities and characteristics.
  • Develop positive attitudes toward school and toward lifelong learning.
  • Recognize the role of the individual in the global community.
  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of cultural and gender equity.
  • Respect and work to improve the quality of the environment.
  • Accept responsibility for their own academic and social development and improvement.
  • Demonstrate qualities of good citizenship.
  •  Develop habits which promote good physical and mental health.
The Morris Hills Regional District will:
  • Provide a comprehensive and integrated curriculum designed to prepare students for lifelong learning and personal development, for employment, and for citizenship in a democratic society.
  • Provide students with opportunities to clarify their values and ethics, develop civic responsibilities, gain a global awareness, learn to appreciate the values and beliefs of others, and gain confidence in their own abilities and talents.
  • Encourage involvement of parents, community organizations, business, institutions of higher learning and other appropriate constituencies in the education process.
  • Provide necessary resources to create an environment and atmosphere that allows maximum attainment of all education and people related objectives.
  • Enable the staff to continue to improve its skills by encouraging staff development and attendance at workshops and conferences.  
  • Integrate a variety of assessment tools and procedures as a means for evaluating student performance and achievement.
  • Provide the opportunity and encouragement for all students to participate in educational programs which extend beyond school.
  • Provide for individual needs and differences by giving equal recognition and support for all academic and co-curricular programs.
  • Provide guidance for career selection.
  • Evaluate district programs on a regular basis.
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