Mission Statement

Vision, Mission, and Beliefs

"Integrity, Service, and Excellence"


Pickens High School provides challenging academic and career opportunities to equip and to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship.


We believe ...

  • In the pursuit of excellence.
  • Learning and education are life-long processes.
  • All students must have equitable educational opportunities.
  • All people are unique and valuable.
  • All people can learn and contribute to society.
  • Education is a shared responsibility.
  • Students are our first priority.
  • Education is the key to success.
  • In a safe, caring learning environment for all students and staff.
  • Cultural diversity promotes full development of the individual and society.
  • The "parent" is a child's first teacher.
  •  Today's schools shape tomorrow's workforce.
  • Everyone deserves sensitivity, respect, and fair treatment.
  • Encouragement, motivation, and a standard of excellence promote success.
  • The home, school, and community environments directly impact the students' success.
  • In setting high expectations and helping all students to meet them. 
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