I would like to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year. We are excited to begin the new school year, and look forward to working with both our new and returning lions.
I am humbly grateful for our communities commitment, courage, and care displayed in so many different ways. Our work together during this past year brought progress on many fronts. Now, with the start of the 2020-21 school year, we have new opportunities and challenges to improve the lives and futures of our students.
This new school year will bring new and exciting endeavors as we continue to expand and improve our academic and special programs. Programs such as our Scholar Cohort, Advanced Placement (AP), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Mathematics Engineer Science Achievement (MESA), Speech and Debate, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), ASB At Large, and CTE Pathways.
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for students to get involved in school by joining a club, activity, participating in sports or the arts. CHS has a wealth of choices. Every student can be involved and make his or her own high school experience enlightening, successful and memorable. We want to ensure that students make memories of a lifetime to take with them to college, their workplace, and their lives beyond, the skills, life lessons, and knowledge they have acquired during their brief four years at Carter High School.
It is our responsibility to embrace the idea that our individual contributions lay the foundation for those students who come behind us.
Our school is dependent upon the community. Last year many avenues were open to increase parent involvement and this year we will continue to encourage and promote parent participation through our School Site Council (SSC), Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC), Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), Quarterly Coffee with the Principal, and multiple parent Booster Clubs. We welcome healthy partnerships with families, as it is essential that educators and parents join forces to provide a rich and supportive educational experience for our students, regardless of a student’s background or experience.
As we are constantly striving to improve, please let us know if there is any way we can enhance our educational programs to make your student’s experience better. The most valuable asset a school or organization can have is its human capital. As a team of teachers, parents and staff, greatness can be accomplished. Our motto for this school year is "Stay Hungry". Our staff has dedicated itself to continual improvement, and we ask all of the CHS community to do the same...to STAY HUNGRY!
Interim Principal, Wilmer Amina Carter High School