A philosophy of education presents the highest aspirations of a school system, and the school should strive for these ideals in every situation. Specifically, the school should assist students to adjust to life situations; to create within themselves a respect for others; to acquire mental and social discipline; to foster an individual sense of values; to develop an awareness of change; to be guided in the responsibilities of being and selecting leaders; to be aware of the privileges, the duties, and the responsibilities of living in a free society.
To have the student discover his/her potential and contribute to society is the primary goal of education. The school should attempt to provide a diversified curriculum to challenge the capabilities of every student. Therefore, an effort should be made to stimulate independent thought, self-expression, self-discipline, clear communication, and a respect for all learning experiences. Moreover, the school should provide extracurricular and cultural enrichment to enhance the student’s life experience.
The realization of this philosophy is dependent upon a faculty, administration, school board, family and community who display awareness, commitment, and understanding. By striving for these ideals, the school encourages each student to become an effective and contributing member of society.
Curriculum & Academic Departments
Hempfield offers a wide variety of courses which contribute to many fields of study. Below is a list of the most common fields of study at the high school level. For more information on individual courses and grade levels, please refer to the curriculum webpage. For information on our extracurricular programs, please refer to our extracurriculars webpage.
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