Empowerment, Environment, and Excellence

 

 

Environment at CHS is about generating respect for all, keeping our facilities/curriculum/technologies updated.  Generating an environment of caring is the single most important aspect of what we do, because people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.  This is especially true for students.

 

 

Empowerment at CHS allows students and staff to help make decisions about CHS for the improvement of all.  Empowerment is about daring to make the necessary adjustments to keep up with the changing times in both the classroom and society.

 

 

Excellence at CHS is obtained because of its drive for Empowerment and Environment.  Our striving for excellence allows us to never lose focus of why we are here--to prepare our students to a level that will allow them to function and run the United States of America and the world in the future.  Some of these results are listed below.

 

ü  Named by Dr. Joe Nathan of the University of Minnesota in the Minnesota Rural Journal as one of the top thirty high schools in the state of Minnesota for preparing students for post-secondary education.

 

ü  A well rounded liberal arts education that includes a comprehensive academic curriculum.

 

ü  Integration of technology through 2 full PC labs, a portable Mac lab, Smart Boards, new sound and lighting systems, and updated audiovisual technologies.

 

ü  Numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that round out a high-quality education.

 

ü  Consistently scoring well in the Region and State Regarding MCA II Test Scores.

 

ü  Can earn up to 18 college credits and possibly more (one year of college $10,000) through the following:

                Ø  SMSU College Now Program

           Ø  University of Minnesota College in the Schools Program

           Ø  On-line Learning (If a student qualifies)

 

Opportunities for scholarship dollars are tremendous at CHS.  Over $20,000 in local scholarships are given out at graduation.  Plus the Blue and Gold Foundation is continuing to raise funds that would award each graduate an individual $1000 scholarship.

 

Finally we must have High Expectations--for what we expect we will receive.

Canby High School’s education demands excellence, and the world’s excellence demands education.

Canby High School--the place to be.