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About the School

Mission Statement  

The staff, students, parents, and community believe that all students can learn and that Belfry High School is a school "Where Excellence is a Way of Life."  We believe our schools's purpose is to educate all students through outcome-based, curriculum integrated, individualized instruction that will maximize academic achievement and support the student's social, physical, and emotional development.  This will ensure the mastery of the academic expectations of Kentucky's Education Reform while utilizing the time and talents of the total school community.


Belief Statements

 

The Pike County School System holds the following beliefs and expects all stakeholders to demonstrate the appropriate behavior to model these beliefs as we implement our focus on "Nothing But the Kids."

We believe:

·     The educational needs and individual rights of all students must guide every decision

·     High expectations result in elevated levels of student achievement

·     A warm, caring, safe environment promotes the emotional and physical well being of stakeholders

·     Collaboration among all stakeholders is vital

·     The voice of all stakeholders must be valid and respected

·     Effective school and district leadership is essential to student success

·     All students should be actively engaged in a rigorous and relevant curriculum

·     Staff and student attendance is critical to student learning


Goals For Student Learning

 

1. Use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives;

2. Apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, and pratical living studies to situations they will encounter throughout their lives;

3. Become self- sufficient individuals of good character exhibiting the qualities of altruism, citizenship, courtesy, hard work, honesty, human worth, justice, knowledge, patriotism, respect, responsibility, and self- discipline;

4. Become responsible members of a family, work group, or community, including demonstrating effectiveness in community service;

5. Think and solve problems in school situations and in a variety of situations they will encounter in live;

6. Connect and integrate experiences and new knowledge from all subject matter fields with what they have previously learned and build on past learning experiences to acquire new information through various media sources; and

7. Express their creative talents and interests in visual arts, music, dance and dramatic arts.