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Our Philosophy

  •      Sherman Thomas Charter High School advocates that the primary purpose of education is to enable students to reach their full potential while contributing positively to society. We recognize that the longevity of our democratic society depends on the active participation of an educated and informed public. We further understand the critical utilitarian role that formal education plays in preparing individuals to successfully compete in a technologically advanced global information society.

         Therefore, our overriding objective is to provide a learning environment that fosters the development of citizenship through participation in the home and society as a whole, while making available learning opportunities designed to equip the learner with the skills and tools necessary to function effectively in the marketplace. We believe that this is what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century. And, we believe that combining direct instruction with the flexibility of a non-classroom based charter school we have the ability to provide an alternative model for students in pursuit of these outcomes

STCHS's Schoolwide Learner Outcomes