JH/High School

Our Philosophy of Education

Highmore-Harrold SchoolWe believe that learning is a continuous, life long endeavor that prepares students to accept responsibility for self, family, community, county, and thus become positive contributing members to our changing global society. Further, we believe that education is not simply the development and refinement of mental capacity, but also a life-long process that assists students in their own individual physical, social, aesthetic, emotional, and moral needs. Therefore, with the resources available it is the responsibility of the Hyde School District and the community to provide a comprehensive curriculum. which includes academic, vocational, the arts, moral, technical, and extra-curriculum activities that will guide the students in the many and varied educational experiences so that they have the opportunity to develop into wholesome, happy and productive members of society.

These educational outcomes can best be attained through mutual respect and a joint cooperative effort of students, parents, staff, administration, board of education, and the total community that motivates students to reach their highest potential and encourage the desire for life-long learning.

We believe that each student is a unique individual with his/her own capabilities, interests, and background. We believe that the school must make every effort to accommodate the special needs and individual differences among its students.

We believe that while the total staff of the school system constitutes a lasting force in the development of the students, the most important factor in the learning process is the teacher. The Hyde School District has high regard for its teachers. Therefore; the teacher must possess and demonstrate qualities of dedication, enthusiasm, sensitivity, and professionalism. It is primarily the teacher's responsibility to provide the learning environment in the school that fosters maximum student growth and reflects individual differences through good study habits, techniques, and positive experiences.
2024 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
Fax (605) 760-8449

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.