The mission of Swenson Arts and Technical High School is to prepare our diverse student population for careers, apprenticeships, and postsecondary studies by offering challenging academic and career programs in a safe supportive learning environment. All Swenson students complete a challenging career program major tied to industry standards with exit assessments and certifications empowering them to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.
All stakeholders are responsible for maintaining the shared values of Swenson Arts and Technology High School.
1. Expectations For A School of Excellence:
a. Swenson Arts and Technology High School’s focus is to maintain high expectations that challenge all students to realize their creative potential both academically and vocationally.
b. Swenson Arts and Technology High School expects all students to demonstrate exemplary skills through their chosen Program of Study. Working cooperatively to creatively solve problems utilizing innovative technologies prepares our students to become leaders in our technology driven and culturally diverse society of the 21st Century.
c. Instructional practices and programs will be evaluated continuously and modified as needed to ensure that all students excel academically and vocationally.
2. Expectations For Professional Practice:
a. All staff values the integration of Academics with Career and Technical Education standards and competencies. We are committed to integrating 21st century “soft skills” and technical skills into our instruction.
b. All staff members are dedicated to the implementation of a successful Project Based Learning Environment that utilizes a standards-driven curriculum.
c. All staff members understand that students come to us with a myriad of strengths and challenges and instruction is differentiated to address students’ diversity.