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Mission Statement & Vision


The mission of the Carthage Junior High School is to provide students with developmentally appropriate academic skills in a safe environment that will empower students to acquire the decision-making skills to develop their talents and potential, acquire personal responsibility, and become life-long learners who are productive and successful members of society.



Carthage Junior High School, as a community of learners, in cooperation with students, parents, staff and the community will work to:
 Be the finest public school in the state of Missouri.
 Serve the best interest of the students at each one’s stage of development.
 Serve as an environment for dynamic and vibrant educational practices.
• Ensure that all students will:
• Be prepared for college, technical training, or trained entry-level positions.
• Have the skills for critical and creative inquiry.
• Have knowledge of career opportunities in the community, the nation and the world.
• Have the skills for effective visual, written, and verbal communication.
• Respect the community’s traditions, ideas, and cultures.
• Be prepared to serve the community as responsible and dependable participants.
• Be resourceful problem-solvers, connecting learning to life’s challenges.
• Appreciate and exhibit democratic values and principles.
• Participate in co-curricular programs that foster individual expression and talents.
• Exhibit respect and compassion for others.
• Feel free to challenge their limitations in a supportive environment.
• Have the skills to effectively utilize technology.
• Be physically and mentally prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.