Wilbur Cross High School

181 Mitchell Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 475-220-7400  
 Fax: 203-946-6932

Grade Levels: 9- 12
School Population: approx. 1500
Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
(On Wednesdays, dismissal will be at 12:30 pm)
 Principal: Edith Johnson
 Please visit our school website for daily activities and events:http://schools.old.nhps.net/wcross
Mission Statement
Wilbur Cross High School is a richly diverse community committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and social responsibility. With the help of family and the community, we strive to provide a safe environment that fosters respect for self and others. Through rigorous instruction based upon high standards and accountability, we challenge students to become lifelong learners and empowered citizens.

Building a Community of Learners

Adopted by the WCHS Faculty, 3/6/06

Declaración De Misión
La Escuela Wilbur Cross es una comunidad de gran diversidad, dedicada a la excelecia académica y la responsabilidad social. Con la ayuda de la familia y la comunidad, nos esforzamos en proveer un ambiente sano que promueva respeto para sí mismo y los demás. A través de la instrucción rigurosa basada en altas metas y responsabilidad, retamos a todos los estudiantes a convertirse en estudiantes para toda la vida y ser ciudadanos ejemplares.

Contruyendo una Comunidad de Estudiantes

Adoptado por la facultad de la Esucela Wilbur Cross, 6 de marzo de 2006

Expectations for Student Learning
Academic Expectations
Wilbur Cross students will:
1.       Communicate effectively through speaking and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences; read, understand, and respond to a variety of materials;
2.       Use mathematical concepts and principles to analyze and organize data, to reason logically, to solve problems, and to draw accurate conclusions;
3.       Acquire and evaluate information in order to interpret events, issues and/or ideas, to understand historical and social patterns, and to make informed judgments and responses;
4.       Apply the principles and processes of the sciences to analyze phenomena, conduct inquiry-based investigation, and solve problems related to the natural/physical world;
5.       Use technology and other information systems to obtain, organize, and present information, and to engage in discourse beyond the Wilbur Cross community;
6.       Strengthen their education by studying the fine arts, the practical arts, healthy living, and world languages; develop plans and goals for the future and be prepared for college, other post-secondary education, the work force and/or the military.
Social Expectations
Wilbur Cross students will:
1.       Develop teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and independently;
2.       Demonstrate the ability to make informed choices, and adopt behavior that positively affects learning, health, safety, and the well-being of self and others;
3.       Develop an awareness of global issues, and understand, respect and appreciate the diversity of cultures and beliefs in our school, our community, and the world;
4.       Identify and access support services in the school and community; display appropriate behavior in school and other settings, and show respect for self, peers, school and the community;
5.       Develop integrity, responsibility, empathy, respect for differences, and sense of fairness.
Civic Expectations
Wilbur Cross students will:
1.       Be capable of responsible decision-making and independent action;
2.       Understand the democratic process, be aware of the rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a democratic society, and recognize the importance of participation in a democracy;
3.       Voice support and dissent in appropriate forums, including advocacy for the rights and welfare of others;
Contribute in a positive way to the school and community via community service and/or involvement