Dickson County High Vision Statement

Dickson County High School is dedicated to a student-centered,
innovative, and rigorous college and career readiness program where:
Students:
 Are actively engaged in the learning process by asking questions, setting their own goals, and tracking their individual progress;
 Acquire practical, real-world experience and application across the curriculum in various formats and content areas;
 Demonstrate work ethic, accountability and commitment through a challenging, believed in as learners, and safe environment;
 Understand and demonstrate COUGARPRIDE:
Respect Yourself – Respect Other Students – Respect Teachers and Staff – Respect School Property and Facilities
Teachers:
 Demonstrate and articulate a common understanding of state standards and research-based instructional and assessment strategies;
 Collaborate and effectively use Professional Learning Communities to drive; a) decisions about assessment, b) the analysis of assessment data, and
c) implications for changes in instruction;
 Regularly participate in highly qualified professional development opportunities that are differentiated based on individual, school, and district
needs and apply it in their daily practice;
 Understand each student learns differently, but by knowing their individual strengths, can help ALL Students Reach Their Fullest Potential.
Schools and Leaders:
 Provide a safe and challenging environment for ALL learners and utilizes schedules that maximizes instruction for all content areas;
 Promote the value of a well-kept campus and facility;
 Honor, respect, and uphold the traditions of COUGARNATION, strategically celebrating past and present success of our school;
 Guarantee clear and consistent policies and procedures for students, parents, community, and staff.
Parents and Community:
 Know their child’s data/progress by staying regularly connected to teachers, staff, and administrators, through multiple communication channels;
 Actively participate in the educational process of their children through activities, conferences, and informational meetings that provide, promote,
and enhance our goals for ALL students;
 Lead and use their unique skills and abilities to organize and collaborate on school activities;
 Demonstrate their passion for COUGARNATION to members of the community who do not have a direct contact in the school.
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