The "Union" of Technology and Tradition
Welcome to Larry A. Ryle High School! We are proud to continue our tradition of academic and athletic excellence into the 2019–2020 school year. The faculty and administration of Larry A. Ryle High School are here to provide skillful instruction, bold leadership, and a safe orderly learning and teaching environment. We will emphasize, teach and expect RESPECT, SERVICE, RESPONSIBILITY, and INTEGRITY.
The following summarizes a few key points that we believe are important and are often left out of the discussion for what our students need as they grow into young men and women.
What are College and Career Ready Students?
We want, at a minimum, to be sure that high school graduates are ready to succeed in the 2-year and 4-year college programs that will prepare them for both work and further education.
But that is not all we want. We want students whose mastery of the subjects they have studied runs deep – they have the kind of deep understanding of those subjects that will enable them to learn other things easily when they need to and to apply what they have learned creatively and effectively to a wide range of problems and challenges. We want them to be able to synthesize what they have learned from many domains as they address those challenges and to analyze the challenges they face so that they can address them. They will have to be very good communicators, in many mediums. They will need to be both disciplined and creative at the same time.
But we want far more than that for our students. They need to learn how to lead and how to be a good team member. We want them to set high standards for themselves and to be prepared to work hard to achieve them. Their character matters a lot to us. We want them to know right from wrong and to do the right thing when it is not easy to do. We want them to take pleasure from serving others and being a contributing member of society. We want them to be tolerant and inclusive. We want them to be tough and kind.
To be effective in anything they undertake, our students will have to be able to control their emotions, set high targets for themselves, and be prepared to sacrifice their short-term goals to achieve them. They have to be able to monitor their behavior and change it when necessary. They will need to be able to set a goal, develop a plan, and work toward it.
The Singaporeans have a slogan that sums up some of this as Heart, Head, and Hand. It is a good reminder that school is about a lot more than classwork; it is all about the student and all the kinds of learning that need to take place to develop the graduates we will be proud of. (National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016)
The high quality programs at Larry A. Ryle High School are directly due to the hard work, dedication and commitment of all of our students, our faculty and staff, and our community members. Let's continue the tradition!
Matthew L. Turner, Principal
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