Dear Tustin High Community,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to start this year for so many reasons. One of the most important is the opportunity to be together. It will be an important year for reconnecting and getting back to learning and doing school in person for all. Some things will be similar compared to two years ago, and other things will be different. The reality is that for many of you, you will be experiencing Tustin High School for the first time. It will also happen to be our 100 year celebration year. The graduating class of 2022 will the 100th in school history. Please know you are part of a community of learners with a rich tradition of learning excellence. The Tustin High School vision and mission describe the essence of our focus, and is as relevant now as when it was written.
Vision: To prepare confident graduates for the demands and opportunities of the future by providing differentiated, relevant and rigorous curricula utilizing 21st century strategies and technology.
Mission: To serve our students with the understanding that diversity of gender, physical and mental ability, culture and background is a strength to be respected by providing a diversified and rigorous curriculum; students will achieve 21st century core competencies and develop skills necessary to ensure college and career success.
I am grateful to serve in a school where the above focus is articulated, and participating members are committed to making these words a reality. It is worth acknowledging four important themes emanating from the vision/mission statements: First, valuing diversity extends beyond tolerance. It suggests a full embrace of differences in order to expand our influence and effectiveness in an ever-changing world. Secondly, engaging students in rigorous learning experiences is critical for maximizing student growth. Additionally, developing measurable competencies communicates that our students are not just learning information, but more importantly, skills required to take advantage of 21st century learning and vocational opportunities. This skill emphasis includes the use of technology, which is an essential aspect of our professional and personal lives. Finally, preparing students for the future is the purpose behind all our efforts. We want students to have a dynamic high school experience. However, we want students to know they are prepared for life beyond high school so that they can take full advantage of opportunities they decide to passionately pursue.
In the 100 year history of Tustin High School, there have been some impressive Tillers. However, our focus this year is you and your learning. We want you to feel connected and moving towards the best version of yourself, whatever that may be. We will learn a lot, establish some new friendships, and make some awesome memories together.
Dr. Jon Tuin
Tustin High School Principal