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School Culture

Distributed Accountability for Student Achievement

ImageThe Hillcrest community believes it is our job to work together to ensure success for all students. Collective responsibility is essential for high student achievement. This means each adult and student within the school actively assumes responsibility for learning, growth, and development of all students.

This document is the social contract between Hillcrest High School and all stakeholders within the community of Hillcrest High School. The following statements were created by the administration, staff leaders, parent groups and student leaders. This is who we are and what we expect this is our culture.



        Ability and Achievement

  • will have a systematic method to communicate expectations with school community.
  • will make sure students are kept in the forefront of the studied data.
    Efficacy and Effort
  • will communicate with staff that regardless of all other factors they have the largest impact upon student achievement.
  • will communicate data in a non-threatening manner to help teachers make decisions to improve classroom instruction.
    Power and Control
  • will create and communicate a shared vision based on our beliefs of what Hillcrest High School should be.
  • will create a community of ownership where all students are our kids and we share success and struggles as an entire staff.




        Ability and Achievement

  • will consistently set and communicate clear and achievable targets for student achievement and hold students accountable for quality work in reaching those targets.
  • will demonstrate a belief that all students have the ability to learn regardless of parental involvement and background.
  • will provide students with tools and resources to succeed.
  • will encourage students to attain high standards by being available before/after school to clarity and redirect assignments.
    Efficacy and Effort
  • will make a commitment to see positive qualities in each student.
  • will prepare engaging and effective lessons, review data, and continue their education.
    Power and Control
  • will be part of the educational environment whenever on campus: supervising, mentoring, actively encouraging extra-curricular activities and collaborating with colleagues to create an environment conducive to learning.




        Ability and Achievement

  • believe their children can learn.
  • believe the purpose of school is to assist parents in educating their children.
  • will hold students accountable for achievement and behavior.

    Efficacy and Effort

  • will provide encouragement and an environment to study daily.
  • will place education above extra-curricular activities and jobs out side of school.
  • will discuss future goals and higher education opportunities with their children.
    Power and Control
  • will stay in contact with school and school website.
  • will meet monthly with administration to support, encourage and check progress of school.
  • will read all information sent home.
  • will look for opportunities to reinforce students' education and expand their horizons.



        Ability and Achievement
  • believe they can learn.
  • will use their class time responsibly.
  • will engage with the effective lessons prepared by their teachers and produce expected outcomes.
    Efficacy and Effort
  • will seek teachers' help not only during class but outside of class if needed.
  • will put forth the effort in and out of class time to meet classroom and school expectations.

    Power and Control

  • will take charge of their own learning by engaging in the effective teaching strategies used by their teachers.
Click here to download the School Culture tri-fold brochure.
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Ammon, ID 83406

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