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J. I. Burton High School Vision and Belief Statements


Vision Statement

We at John I. Burton High School, in our Commitment to Excellence, will provide a high-quality, comprehensive education for all students in a safe learning environment.  We will offer relevant and engaging instruction through the use of existing and new technologies that will produce critical thinkers and problem solvers that no longer rely on memorization only.  We will foster creativity, innovative thinking and pride in America, as we prepare our students to live in and contribute to the global economy.   Our students will graduate John I. Burton High School as confident leaders; individuals prepared to be lifelong learners not only in our community, but our nation and the world.

Producing critical thinkers for a successful future”

Belief Statement:

John I. Burton believes in a safe learning environment.

Instruction must be personalized and differentiated.

We believe in building strong personal relationships.

We believe in understanding the importance of lifelong learning.

We believe in respect for every individual.

Teacher quality is essential for student success.

Opportunities should be provided for students to engage in critical thinking.

Nurture every student socially, physically and intellectually to become responsible citizens in a global community.

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