J. B. Pennington High School81 College St, Blountsville, AL 35031
Mission Statement The mission of J. B. Pennington High school is to provide relevant, quality educational opportunities for all students to develop the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential as responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners. In accordance with the mission statement the following objectives have been developed to give direction for Pennington High School faculty and students. We are committed to the following: Environment offering an emotionally supportive climate shown by mutual respect and caring.Providing a disciplined environment conducive to learning. Developing opportunities for students to build self-esteem and a positive self-concept. Involving students in activities that promote and demonstrate good citizenship, community service and personal responsibility. Content Teaching the skills of effective communication using the written and spoken word. Teaching mathematical concepts, computational skills and problem-solving skills. Teaching about the diverse cultural,political and intellectual heritage of the world. Developing process skills in the sciences through a hands-on problem-solving approach. Providing experiences and opportunities that prepare students to accept a technologically advanced society. Cultivating an appreciation for art,music and other aesthetic values. Offering opportunities for participation in programs which will promote physical development, provide outlets for special talents and interests, and develop constructive leisure time skills. Providing opportunities for expanding career awareness. Methods Utilizing experiential learning such as demonstrations, projects, lab activities and field trips. Emphasizing problem-solving, inquiry and critical analysis. Using cooperative learning strategies, peer teaching and small group activities.