Gaithersburg High School

101 Education Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Phone (301) 284-4500

"Mission Statement:  Gaithersburg High School promotes success for every student by providing an effective instructional program and educational partnerships. In a mutually respectful environment we celebrate diversity, encourage effort and support students. Students pursue rigorous academic opportunities in order to maximize potential and become self-sustaining members of society. We endorse the idea that the pursuit of excellence is fundamental and eternal.

Belief Statements

  • Every student can be successful.
  • Children learn at different rates and in different ways.
  • Every member of the community has something of value to contribute.
  • All students have the right to learn in a physically and emotionally safe environment.
  • Students should be able to access the resources necessary to be able to compete in every arena.
  • Schools should encourage students to become socially responsible adults, while satisfying their intellectual curiosity through challenging and comprehensive curricula.
  • An integrated interdisciplinary approach to learning enhances the educational experience and increases students’ achievement and knowledge.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of the school, students, teachers, parents and community to give students encouragement and support to plot their pathway for success.
  • Exposure to the arts, humanities, and career technology enriches the academic community.
  • Attitudes and perceptions affect students’ ability to learn, as well as students’ self-esteem, which is directly related to their success.
  • Respect is essential to the success of a society; thus, every individual and culture deserves respect.
  • Diversity is strength. Life-long learning is essential for success in a dynamic world.
  • Discipline with dignity and consequence creates a healthier school environment"

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