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Philosophy

 Jericho High School is a community built upon a shared commitment to excellence. Relying on the encouragement which they receive from each other, students and faculty unite to establish an atmosphere supportive of impressive academic achievement, creativity, social responsibility, and personal growth. At Jericho High School, the goal of academic proficiency exists side-by-side with the humane practice of mutual caring, respect for the dignity of every individual, and the nurturing of each person's self-esteem. The Jericho student understands that the virtue of self-reliance must be tempered by awareness of his/her need for others and that the success and happiness of each person is inextricably linked to the success and happiness of all with whom life's projects are shared.

 

Jericho High School's
Educational Mission

Recognized for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Jericho High School has continued to thrive, maintaining a proud legacy of achievement. We believe that our unprecedented success is rooted in the fundamental values and principles upon which Jericho's educational programs are based. We begin with high expectations for all of our students. We know that they are capable of excellence and, together, with parents, teachers, students, administrators and the community, we have created programs and policies that support and encourage students to reach higher, to try harder, and to achieve more than would otherwise be possible. We believe that school should be a place that students look forward to attending; a place where each student is challenged to think and be resourceful; a place in which both intellect and character are nurtured.

Jericho is nationally known for its outstanding academic programs and a record of extraordinary achievement. While every barometer of academic success - SAT scores, Regents Endorsed Diplomas, Advanced Placement classes, acceptance to prestigious colleges, graduation rate - indicates that Jericho remains a bastion of educational excellence, we cannot be content until we meet the needs of all of our students. All our students are valued members of the Jericho Community. We seek to effectively serve them all; to reach them all.

 

"I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions, but none of them has done away with the need for character or the ability to think."

- Bernard Baruch

As important as academic achievement is, it is not the only measure of success. A brilliant mind devoid of compassion, disrespectful of diversity, uncooperative or uncaring is lacking the humanity that defines genuine success. In Jericho, therefore, our high standards go beyond report card grades or grade point averages. We promote character by fostering a sense of community in which each individual is valued and respected; a community built upon individual responsibility and accountability.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, "said the poet William Butler Yeats, "but the lighting of a fire." Our goal at Jericho High School is to light the spark of curiosity, creativity and compassion that will enable each young man and woman to successfully meet the challenge and promise of the future. Placing great emphasis on respect and responsibility, we are committed to maintaining an environment in which all students have the opportunity to thrive and mature into productive, proud and fulfilled adults who meaningfully contribute to the world in which we live. The students, staff and parents of Jericho High School believe that we are truly one of America's best schools, and we will arduously work to ensure that Jericho remains a beacon for those seeking the very best in public education.




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