DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Deptford Township High School…Improved Ship on an Enhanced Course, Impacting All! Mission Statement
The reality of this educational environment can be a daunting one. There are days when the way is crystal clear without a storm in sight and then there are days when there are tumultuous storms ongoing or on the horizon. Envision Deptford Township High School as a large ship navigating these unpredictable seas.
Like a ship, Deptford Township High School has a projected course that is to have all functions of the “ship” work together to arrive at a place where all students learn, value their education and succeed. The mission of Deptford Township High School is to develop, cultivate, guide, and mature young individuals for the rigors of today’s society and to be productive citizens in the 21st century. It is the mission of Deptford Township High School to foster learning through rigorous curriculum, creative teaching, and the use of data to create the necessary conversations and corresponding actions to redefine the expectations for the students in DTHS. The task is large but the workers are many, from the teachers, to the parents, to the administration, we are the caretakers for the students that walk through the doors of Deptford Township High School. It is our responsibility to take all the students who walk the hallways of DTHS, and prepare them to be the best they can in their post high school endeavors.
In our technology rich society, the student population is ever changing. In order to provide the best educational experience for all students, we as educators must be on the cutting edge also. DTHS strives to be state of the art in its facilities providing top of the line resources for all stakeholders involved in the running of the building. It is essential to show the community that DTHS is “the place to be,” in all facets of the educational environment. In order to allow the winds of change to propel our sails, we must release the anchors of ideas inherited from the past in order to soar into the twenty first century.
The ship is large but the direction is clear. As with a huge cruise liner, a 180 degree rotation would take an enormous amount of time and energy. However, the slightest change in course impacts where the ship ends up over time. Like the cruise liner, Deptford Township High School will continue to adjust its course to make a difference and impact ALL!