The mission of the Jericho School
District, Success for Every Student, requires that the district create an
educational system that has as its focus the best interests of each individual
student. The district is committed to providing an array of programs,
opportunities and services that will support all students as they endeavor to
meet the challenges of excelling in a rigorous academic curriculum,
communicating in an environment of respectful social interaction and developing
their interests and talents. To this
end, the Jericho Board of Education has adopted the following goals:
create a place of learning that will explore and provide for every aspect of
students’ capacities for learning by developing a broad, challenging and
To provide students with the knowledge and skills
necessary for the twenty-first century.
the “whole child” through SEL initiatives.
Build emotional balance and resilience in students.
and encourage communication, understanding and participation of the entire
school community to enhance educational partnerships.
As a district, we have expanded
research and application of best practices to enhance instruction and
curriculum; provided opportunities for professional development for staff; and
incorporated elements of best practice into curriculum development. By offering
a wide array of learning opportunities, programs and courses, we have ensured
opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking and problem solving,
effective communication, collaboration and creativity as part of their school
experience and provided for effective use of technology and real-world
application of knowledge and skills. At
the same time, the district has expanded SEL initiatives to build
social/emotional resilience in students by conducting school climate surveys;
developing school-based programs; and incorporating social and emotional
development into the educational curriculum.
Finally, we have endeavored to foster communication with and
participation of all constituents of the school and larger community. Our district is fortunate in having talented
and dedicated professional staff that is committed to the success of our
students and who value opportunities to analyze data and reflect upon
professional practice in order to continually improve program.
For a general review of Jericho
curricula offerings, instructional practices and assessment information, please
click on the subject areas to the left.