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Core Values/ESLRs

BHS Core Beliefs

Core Values
• Treating each other with fairness, compassion and respect, while valuing differences
• Holding each other to high standards and expectations
• Supporting everyone to achieve his or her personal best
• Fostering meaningful connections among students, staff, parents and community
• Respecting the learning process and honoring improvement
• Maintaining professionalism, a strong work ethic and integrity
• Encouraging the value of humor, play and laughter
Our Mission
Burlingame High School is dedicated to the preparation of academically and socially responsible
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) [established 1999-2000)
Academic Preparation
#1- Students produce evidence of knowledge and problem solving ability by meeting current standards. (Students gather, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources. Students demonstrate computer literacy and technology-based skills.)
#2- Students communicate ideas and information effectively. (Students read and write critically to exhibit understanding . Students prepare clear and confident oral, written and artistic presentations.)
#3- Students prepare themselves to meet the demands of work, school and adult life. (Students plan and track academic and career goals. Students employ a variety of learning strategies. Students collaborate, cooperate and compromise in familiar and unfamiliar situations.)
Social Responsibility
#4- Students respect themselves, the learning environment, the campus and the community. (Students make healthy life choices. Students act with respect and tolerance towards others.)
#5- Students contribute time, energy and talents to their school and community. (Students take an active part in the societal and cultural life of the school and community. Students demonstrate the necessary skills to be productive citizens in a democracy.)