Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation


Stone Memorial High School

Tennessee School Improvement
Planning Process (TSIPP)
For Accreditation Through SACS/CASI


Component 2 – Beliefs, Common Mission and Shared Vision

TEMPLATE 2.1: Beliefs, Common Mission and Shared Vision
Use Template 2.1 to articulate your Beliefs, Common Mission and Shared Vision

Template 2.1: Beliefs, Common Mission and Shared Vision
 (Rubric Indicators 2.1 and 2.2)



Stone Memorial High School’s Beliefs

SMHS shall:

  1. Provide meaningful educational programs that address the intellectual, vocational, creative, social, physical and emotional development of students.
  2. Provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all students.
  3. Set high expectations for all stakeholders.
  4. Provide a safe, clean environment that is conducive to learning.
  5. Encourage students to accept primary responsibility for their educational achievement, with support and guidance provided by their teachers and parents.
  6. Accept and acknowledge the students’ diversity and create an environment of mutual respect and tolerance.
  7. Create a personalized curriculum in order to respond to the different learning styles, abilities and interests of their students.
  8. Provide training in practical life skills.
  9. Expect students to exhibit self-discipline and accept accountability for actions viewed as inappropriate by the school community.
  10. View communication and parental involvement as essential to the success of the education process.
  11. Emphasize the importance and development of good character through character education.
  12. Encourage learning as a life-long process.
  13. Provide all students with highly qualified teachers who use varied instructional practices and assessments.

      14. Prepare all students for a variety of post-secondary opportunities



Common Mission

Stone Memorial High School’s Mission

The mission of Stone Memorial High School is to empower every student with the knowledge and skills to be a productive, responsible and healthy member of a global society.



Shared Vision

Stone Memorial High School’s Vision

Stone Memorial High School envisions a school of distinction characterized by success in preparing students for the future.  Educational planning and building design foster an open climate for learning that emphasizes respect, cooperation, and moral integrity, creative academic and extracurricular programs.  We encourage student leadership, use of technology and critical thinking.  The promotion of lifelong learning extends beyond the physical walls of the school by engaging students, staff and the community in a mutual collaboration.


School Motto

Stone Memorial High School’s Motto

“Where Today’s Success Meets Tomorrow’s Dreams”