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Mission Statement


                          Bret Harte Union High School District- Mission Statement

                               Preparing Today’s Student for Tomorrow’s World



The Bret Harte Union High School District is an educational community committed to providing all students a quality education with a multiple of learning opportunities in a safe, orderly environment fully equipped to teach 21st century skills. As a learning community, we strive to increase student achievement, to be responsive to community needs and to foster accountability for all.





  • Clear evidence that students are learning
  • All students can learn.
  • Full access, inclusion and support are afforded to all students
  • Students are assured they can learn in clean, safe and healthy environment.
  • Students have a viable post-secondary plan
  • Innovations in student learning will be encouraged


  • The district actively seeks the best educators
  • Staff demonstrates instructional norms that support student learning
  • Staff supports high levels of achievement for all students
  • Stakeholders demonstrate mutual support and respect among their colleagues


  • Financial decisions will always have student learning as top priority


  • Education will be a shared enterprise with the efforts of students, educators, board members, parents, community and business partners
  • Collaboration with feeder districts will occur
  • There is clear and continuous communication among all stakeholders, marked by respect and civility


  • Financial stability ensures continuity of educational programs and services
  • To provide facilities that will meet current and future needs
  • To provide the parents and community with ongoing opportunities for input and open communication
  • To provide staff the necessary tools and opportunities for staff development to continuously maximize student learning