The Character Development
DISCOVERY PROGRAMPutting Character at the Center of Everything We Do
The Discovery Program
At Halifax Area High School we are dedicated to providing our students with a quality education that includes a program for character development. As a School Community we are committed to providing our students with a positive school environment and a supportive school culture. We expect each student to take responsibility to do his or her best as well as have the courage to hold others accountable to do their best. To implement these activities, our entire student body has been organized into 24 Discovery Groups consisting of approximately four students from each grade level from grades 9-12. The multi-grade level setting promotes a larger sense of community in our school.
Discovery Seminars and Discussions
All students are involved in teacher – led discussion groups and seminars which focus on issues of character
Sportsmanship and cooperation promote a sense of team work and form the basis of the action/reflection discussion
“Day 4” Academics
Time each week is set aside for quiet study time, tutoring, or standardized test preparation
Students take ownership of the school and participate in keeping the school clean.
Students organize activities such as food and clothing drives, collections for charitable organizations and community clean ups.
Clubs and Activities
Students may join up to four clubs that meet twice during our 6-day cycle
2010 Discovery Theme
“Are You Giving Your Best?”
We consistently and pervasively use key words and principles in our interactions:
Destiny, Humility, Conscience, Truth, Brother’s Keeper, Respect, Concern, Courage, Curiosity, Leadership, Integrity, Responsibility.
For more information on the Discovery Program at Halifax Area High School or Halifax Middle School please feel free to contact an administrator.
Robert Hassinger - Superintendent
Dave Hatfield - High School Principal
Greg Milbrand - Middle School Principal
Rick Ansel - Secondary Assistant Principal