Mission, Vision & Belief Statement


Our vision at The Whaling City Jr./Sr. High School is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that serves and supports at-risk students by addressing the whole child. Students will be provided with a rigorous education that is aligned to state standards and given close support in self-regulation in order to provide them with the tools necessary to be prepared to transition back into mainstream schools, college, the military, or into the workforce.


We are committed to developing a community of life-long learners who are academically proficient, demonstrate strong character and exhibit self-confidence, self-respect and respect for others. Students WILL be supported in stretching their academic potential, life skills, confidence, and relationship building in order to achieve their future goals.



  • Whaling City will maintain high academic expectations for all students which will be reflected in challenging experiences and opportunities for inpidual growth through differentiated instruction that will meet them where they are and provide the support each student needs to stretch their progress.
  • Whaling City believes, encourages, and guides all of our students to aim and succeed beyond their potential.
  • Whaling City believes that students have a right to a positive and safe learning environment, and students learn best when they feel safe, both emotionally and physically. Therefore, we believe in fostering an environment of acceptance of all inpiduals and embrace restorative practices.
  • Whaling City believes in promoting positive, respectful relationships among students, staff, families, and the greater community through modeling these relationships with all interactions with our students and others in the community.
  • Whaling City believes that all of the negative behaviors our students come to us with are manifestation of bigger issues and believe in supporting our students to work toward learning and preparing for a successful transition to mainstream schools, college, the military, or into the workforce.
  • We believe in modeling and teaching students appropriate boundaries and social skills to improve and strengthen their relationships with adults and peers inside and outside of school.
  • We believe in helping students improve self-esteem and increase their confidence by improving attitudes about school as a place where they can have positive and meaningful experiences.