The mission of Hingham High School is to graduate students with the academic, civic, social, and personal skills necessary to become productive, responsible members of a democratic and ever-changing global society.  With the support and involvement of the community, Hingham High School will engage all students in a challenging, well-balanced educational program complemented by co-curricular activities.

Student Expectations

All Hingham High students will

  1. 1.      Read purposefully
  • Read with an accurate understanding of content and literal meaning
  • Read with an understanding of the distinction between fact and opinion
  • Read with the ability to analyze figurative language, implied meaning, and tone
  1. 2.      Write effectively
  • Write with appropriate expression and structure
  • Write with attention to the conventions of grammar, usage, and vocabulary
  • Use writing as a means of self-expression
  1. 3.      Communicate effectively
  • Speak clearly and confidently in an oral presentation.
  • Listen critically and accurately to spoken messages.
  • Acquire communication skills in a second language
  • Explore and express ideas through the arts
  • Use a variety of media to communicate ideas and information
  1. 4.      Identify, analyze, and solve problems
  • Use logic and deductive and inductive reasoning to solve problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology
  • Access and evaluate information
  • Use a range of resources to conduct research

5. Demonstrate self-respect and respect for others

  • Develop healthful habits for physical, social, and emotional well being
  • Exhibit positive verbal and nonverbal behavior
  • Maintain a good conduct record
  • Display academic integrity
  • Develop understanding of individual differences and global perspectives

6.   Work both independently and cooperatively with others

  • Be involved in school and/or community extra-curricular activities
  • Attend school
  • Demonstrate awareness of academic responsibilities
  • Be tolerant of others’ opinions and points of view
  • Participate constructively in group activities

7.   Fulfill their responsibilities and exercise their rights as members of local and global communities.

  • Abide by the Rules of the Road
  • Support student-sponsored activities that respond to the needs of others
  • Register to vote when eligible
  • Participate in community decisions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of civics education through the study of United States history, the democratic process, and shared civic values
  • Acquire knowledge of diverse cultures