Mission Statement

The mission of Essex Technical High School is to create a culture of academic and technical excellence, encourage continuous intellectual growth, and promote professionalism, determination, and citizenship for all students, as they develop into architects, artisans, and authors of the 21st century community.

This will be accomplished through a 4-­‐tiered approach, requiring both commitment and investment from all members of our community:

Students will …

  • take ownership for their learning by being active participants in their own education
  • be respectful and considerate citizens both in school and in the community
  • encourage and support growth in themselves and others

Staff will …

  • equip students with the skills necessary to have an array of college and/or career choices upon graduation
  • model improvement of skills while implementing a rigorous, relevant, and rich curriculum
  • encourage and support each other in order to create an environment where everyone feels safe to grow and take intellectual risks

Caregivers will …

  • provide the at-­‐home support necessary to be partners in education
  • maintain clear and high expectations for student performance, in all areas, to foster the continual growth of each student
  • guide their student towards continuous improvement

General Advisory will …

  • review and evaluate curriculum and instruction in order to advise on course materials
  • support career and technical education with the current industry trends
  • make administrators and instructors aware of potential internships and co-­‐op opportunities for students