Belmont High School, in partnership with our community, provides
students with outstanding educational opportunities for them to reach
their intellectual, creative, personal, civic, and social potentials.
Together we strive to create and maintain a safe, supportive
environment in which all students feel valued and respected as they
become successful, life-long learners and responsible citizens in a
diverse and changing world.
Learn • Think • Create • Serve
Responsible Citizens observe policies and expectations for behavior.
They are able to work cooperatively, collaboratively, and independently
as appropriate to a learning task. They take steps to achieve personal,
academic, and career goals. They are able to make informed decisions
concerning health, diet, and exercise in order to maintain a healthy
lifestyle. They participate in their school and community in order to
understand and preserve our democratic process, our culture, and our
environment. They consider other points of view in order to make
ethical decisions and to live productively in a diverse society.
Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers read, comprehend,
synthesize, and reflect on content area materials and scholarly
resources. They have organizational and study skills with which to
accomplish their work. They collect and evaluate data to identify
patterns, make inferences, and draw conclusions. They manipulate,
combine, and apply formulae. They predict reasonable results using
estimation and conceptual knowledge. They develop and test
hypotheses, drawing conclusions from experiments, data, and
research. They discuss, analyze, and evaluate in light of historical
precedent, current events, and civic responsibilities. They observe,
analyze, and present ideas, feelings, and beliefs about cultures and
Researchers work with a variety of resources and technological
applications to increase learning. They use technology responsibly to
obtain, organize, and communicate information and to solve problems.
They are able to evaluate the accuracy, usefulness, and
appropriateness of information resources.
Effective Communicators are able to read, write, and speak standard
English as well as listen to, understand, and communicate in another
language. They participate in discussions by listening, asking
questions, and responding. They design and compose work for a
variety of audiences and purposes. They use the vocabulary and
symbolic language specific to content areas such as math and music.
They use a repertoire of skills and techniques to create and interpret
works in a variety of media such as the fine and performing arts as well
as film and other forms of communication.