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Mission and Goals

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Service
Teamwork
Achievement
Mastery
Passion
Ethics
Dedication
Excellence


Service
* The importance of all students giving back to their community
* Graduation requirement of 40 hours of community service
* Mustang Pride Day
* Levels of community service achievement

Teamwork
* Involvement of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and staff to make YLHS the best school in our community, county, and state
* ASB, Link Crew, Student Senate, House of Representatives, athletics, fine and performing arts, clubs, PTSA, Staffulty, Site Council

Achievement
* Our expectation is that all students will be prepared to continue their success in some form of higher education: vocational/technical training, community college, or four-year university
* Graduation requirements, CAHSEE, AP scores, etc.
* Academy certificate, A-G requirements, low truancy and tardy rates

Mastery
* Full command of skills necessary to build a foundation for post-secondary goals
* AP scores, CAHSEE scores, SATs, common assessments in all content areas

Passion
* The hope for all students to find what gives them the spark that leads them to future successes
* Participation in academic teams, athletics, fine and performing arts, clubs, school events, etc.

Ethics
* Student will make choices that demonstrate a sound moral base
* Academic Honesty Policy, awards/scholarships given, character education, etc.

Dedication
* The expectation that all students will apply their learning and knowledge to perform to their highest potential
* Data shows our high attendance, high graduation rate, number of students attending a post-secondary education institution, academic teams, athletics, fine and performing arts participation (four-year commitment)

Excellence
* To surpass or exceed the norm
* Scholarships, awards, championships, API scores, AP scores