101 OUR MISSION
The Fargo Board of Education, representing the citizens of this school district, will provide a cohesive plan of resources to assure that all children graduate and can effectively read, think, and communicate as productive citizens in the twenty-first century.
To accomplish this mission, the Board will involve the State Department of Education, citizens, teachers, students of this district, and other educational agencies in the following long-range goals and activities.
101.1 -- PHILOSOPHY
Our democratic form of government and our way of life depend entirely upon how well the public schools do the job of educating our children and training them for responsible citizenship. This is the purpose for which the system of free public schools exists.
The basic foundation of our educational system rests in the principles set forth in our country’s Constitution. Therefore, our function in Fargo School is to provide the opportunity for each student to develop the skills and attitudes that will promote these ideals. To achieve this end, the school will attempt to foster adequate emotional stability, intellectual understanding, physical development, and social competence.
Instructional programs will ensure that students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, computing, and critical thinking. They will learn about cultures and environments - their own and those of others with whom they share the earth. Students will study social studies, literature, languages, the arts, mathematics, and science. Such curriculum shall provide for the teaching of hands-on career exploration programs in cooperation with vocational technical schools to ensure that each child enrolled therein will be able to demonstrate twelfth grade level competencies to prepare all students for employment and/or post secondary education.
Fargo School will take its place beside the home and the community in helping each child establish standards by which he or she may live and develop those qualities and attitudes that will enrich and strengthen life. In preparing for their formative years, students will learn to appreciate, understand, and respect the difference of others. For some young people, high school may be their final formal educational experience, but for many young people, high school will serve as preparation for further study in trade or technical schools, colleges, and universities. Programs will be designed to ensure that the basic skills of learning and communication are further developed and students are taught the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship in Oklahoma, the United State of America, and our rapidly changing world.