Cascade is a comprehensive high school committed to educating each student to meet academic standards, prepare for a responsible future, and pursue lifelong learning by providing a variety of challenging opportunities in a safe and supportive environment enriched by human and technological resources. Our mission is to build on our successes, confront our problems, and eliminate our weaknesses. Mission Statement The Cascade High School staff, in a shared role with the home and community, is dedicated to providing quality education in a supportive, safe environment. Recognizing the diversity of its students, their needs, and the demands of a changing society, the school will periodically evaluate and revise the program to meet the needs of its students. The school will assist students in establishing a foundation of basic skills. By establishing the base, Cascade High School graduates will be able to function as contributing members of the world in which they live. Accreditation Cascade High School is commissioned "First Class" by the Indiana Department of Education. As students must meet certain requirements, so must the school maintain it's standing year after year to be accredited by the above organization. 2004 Four Star High School The Indiana Four Star Awards The Indiana Four Star Awards program was established to recognize schools that have demonstrated academic excellence during the past year. Schools that place in the state upper quartile (25%) in student attendance rates, mathematics proficiency scores, language arts proficiency scores, and the Percent of Students passing both Language Arts and Mathematics are eligible to receive a Four Star Award. Schools must meet all legal standards and also make AYP under NCLB for the appropriate year. This award is a non-monetary award given on an annual basis. Receiving a Four Star Award is an honor which the state recognizes by issuing an award certificate suitable for framing and display in a school.