(PRWEB) February 05, 2014
CompuHigh online high school recently published a Core Values Statement. The statement can be found by clicking on the Mission Statement located at the bottom of their main webpage http://www.CompuHigh.com. The statement is intended as an expansion of the school’s Mission Statement.
According to Educational Director, Jeannette Geib, “We decided to develop a Core Values Statement because our Mission Statement is dense with meaning that we thought could use some further explanation. The values that are implied by the mission are spelled out in the Core Values Statement. The statement also goes into detail about certain practices that support each value. This is important because CompuHigh does some things differently from many schools. We want people to know this up front, and to understand the reasons why.”
The Core Values Statement was developed through a collaborative process involving teachers and parents. The core values in the statement include the following:
“Students have the freedom to continuously define themselves through their choices, work, and communication.”
“CompuHigh / Whitmore School provides an individualized education.”
“CompuHigh / Whitmore School expects students to take responsibility for their learning. Students initiate and control their own learning at CompuHigh / Whitmore School.”
“CompuHigh / Whitmore School provides a safe and supportive educational setting for all students.”
“CompuHigh / Whitmore School expects all students to be successful.”
Each Core Value is followed by a list of specific practices that support it. Examples of these practices include one-to-one student teacher interaction, limiting data that is collected about student, and not tracking students based on test scores.
Principal and Founder, Stan Kanner, explains, “We see education in the United States becoming more and more obsessed with data and testing. Giving more tests is not going to fix anything. A successful education is always going to be a simple formula: talented teachers + motivated students. If there’s anything we, as a nation, should have learned by now, it is that standardized tests add neither talent to teachers nor motivation to students. At CompuHigh we are resisting the standardized testing and ‘big data’ movement because we are so strongly committed to our values.”
Admissions Specialist, Melissa Rollins says, “When I’m on the phone with parents who are interested in our school, I can sense the relief in their voice when they realize that their son or daughter’s history won’t follow them here; that they really can have a fresh start at CompuHigh.”
CompuHigh is an private online high school providing diploma programs and individual courses since 1994. CompuHigh is accredited by AdvancED and is also an approved NCAA core course provider. CompuHigh’s private diploma program high school is called Whitmore School. For more information about CompuHigh, visit http://www.CompuHigh.com or call 1-866-859-0777 to speak with Melissa, the Admissions Specialist.