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Vision, Mission, and Goals


The Vision of the Northern Humboldt Union High School District is:

Developing caring, engaged and adaptable individuals who embrace opportunities and are empowered to meet challenges in their future.


The Mission of the Northern Humboldt Union High School District is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive education in a safe, supportive environment, by:

  • Promoting a culture of academic excellence, innovation and creativity
  • Ensuring an outstanding, passionate staff committed to student achievement
  • Encouraging acceptance of and appreciation for diversity
  • Offering a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities for all students.



Goal 1:            NHUHSD will increase achievement for all students by aligning instruction to CommonCore State Standards (CCSS) across all disciplines.

Objective 1:     Develop a CCSS implementation plan that will include district initiatives such as instructional strategies, student engagement, and technological                                             integration.

Objective 2:     Develop and modify Parent/Community CCSS Communication Plan and continually implement throughout school year.

Goal 2:            NHUHSD will ensure a Safe, Healthy, and Respectful School Environment.

Objective 1:     Identify students that qualify for high needs programs, provide necessary academic service and evaluate for effectiveness.

Objective 2:     Revise school safety and positive climate plans including providing professional development for classified and certificated staff.

Objective 3:     Complete a comprehensive review and revision of disciplinary policies and practices to ensure actions match tiered discipline model, concepts of                                           restorative practice, and Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS).

Goal 3:            NHUHSD will diversify and improve methods of communication for all stakeholders.

Objective 1:     Develop alternative modes of communications with parents and students for academics and other school related events and activities.

Objective 2:     Enhance communication with business partners to assist students with placement in local business for work experience/internships.

Goal 4:            NHUHSD will improve academic performance for high needs populations

Objective 1:     Articulate with associate feeder schools for curriculum alignment and appropriate placement of students in academic subjects in the 9th grade year.

Objective 2:     Maximize programs offerings by evaluating master scheduling practices, providing dual enrollment opportunities, college and career, and enhancing                                   concurrent enrollment.

Objective 3:     Implement strategies to reduce truancy and drop-out prevention

Goal 5:           NHUHSD will continue to plan and execute Measure Q projects in a fiscally responsible, practical manner.

Objective 1:     Complete Master Plan for Measure Q and related facility projects that will meet individual site needs.

Objective 2:     Determine potential ways to maximize use of district facilities for all stakeholder groups.

Goal 6:            NHUHSD will ensure long-term fiscal integrity.

Objective 1:     District will proactively analyze trends in enrollment to ensure balanced budget and sustainability of programs and services.

Objective 2:     District will develop strategies to attract and retain students.

Goal 7:            NHUHSD will demonstrate environmental responsibility in its educational and operational activities.

Objective 1:     Explore funding opportunities for energy efficiency projects, including them as necessary in Measure Q Master Plan.

Objective 2:     District will engage staff and students to develop and implement projects related to reducing solid waste and energy consumption.

Governance Handbook adopted 12/12/17