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"The purpose of the Portsmouth Schools is to educate all students by challenging them to become thinking, responsible, contributing citizens who continue to learn throughout their lives."

Portsmouth High School concurs with our district's statement and expands this mission to include the following:

Each Student is capable of achieving his or her full potential while learning in a positive school environment. All facets of life at Portsmouth High School promote high academic achievement for every student. To accomplish our goals, we must:
  • provide for diverse learning styles and needs;
  • employ a variety of teaching styles, strategies, and methodologies;
  • supply facilities, equipment, and materials that meet the present and future needs of our students and staff;
  • incorporate technology into all classrooms.
We recognize that education is humanized through a variety of school experiences. PHS promotes a healthy and safe atmosphere to create a greater sense of community and an enhanced desire to learn. Consequently, this positive school culture helps students feel valued and connected to staff, each other, and the community. The involvement of family members and the establishment of community partnerships support strong academic expectations and respect for individuals.

We cultivate the belief that family and school are priorities. We prepare students to become citizens in a democratic society by incorporating real life experiences into instruction and by teaching the skills for making responsible choices. We encourage co-curricular activities that allow students to expand special interests, discover talents, and develop skills in competitive and non-competitive educational programs.

We believe that in accomplishing the goals set forth in this mission, our students will become successful members of society. September, 2000