"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
Valdosta High School strives to graduate caring students who continue to seek knowledge in a changing world - a world that requires understanding and respect for other cultures. A relevant curriculum, rigorous assessment, and strong relationships encourage students to find their strengths and not to yield until they do their best work.
The philosophy of Valdosta High School revolves around a broad base of goals and objectives. These general goals dictate that genuine education has a fourfold purpose:
Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, and lifelong learners.
Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
Teachers, administrators, parents, students, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.
Schools need to promote opportunities for all those who have a stake in the success of the school to work together as a community of learners.
Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a curriculum and a variety of instructional practices to support their learning.
Students' learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.