Dear Lancaster High School Parents and Students:
As I look forward to September I wanted to welcome
everyone to the 2014-2015 school year at Lancaster High School. Each beginning to a school year brings
excitement, as well as nervous anticipation.
Students and staff alike are eagerly awaiting a new beginning. The administrative team, along with our
dedicated and talented faculty and staff, will work hard to maintain the rich
tradition that has been the heart of Lancaster High School.
Changes will always be made to address new
concerns and to strive to improve the academic success of every student. However, the challenge remains to strike a
balance between improving academic success and preserving the tradition that is
a cornerstone to this institution. With
the support of the community, we believe we are up to the challenge.
The high school experience of today is filled with more
pressure, more competition, and higher expectations than ever before. We will
continue our efforts to support students as they experience this increased
rigor. Our goals, once again, include
preparing students for whatever their post-graduation choices are, whether it be
higher education, the military, or joining the work force. We want to continue our recent successes
which include a graduation rate over 98% and a 50% increase in the number of
Advanced Placement tests taken. We will
continue to strive for academic excellence while not losing sight of fiscal
Lancaster High School prides itself in helping every
student to find their niche, both through a strong academic program and
powerful co-curricular offerings. It begins with our 9th grade class and
continues for four years. We offer over 50 co-curricular opportunities,
providing every student an option to explore a passion and enhance their
educational experience.We are committed
to providing each student with an education where information and skills are
learned, knowledge is examined, and ideas are analyzed and evaluated.
Lancaster has had success in athletics and
the fine arts and offers a number of activities to supplement instruction so
please encourage your son or daughter to get involved.
Please explore this website for more
information regarding any of these activities. If you still have questions, please call the school at 686-3255 and I or
one of our staff will be glad to help you obtain the needed information. High school is a special time in a child's life. It is a
time of academic and personal challenge, and a time to make important decisions
about their present and future plans. We welcome you to participate in our
school community and to enjoy the excitement of learning.
The entire faculty and staff look forward to
working along side you to promote a bright future for all Lancaster students!