Mission | Core Values

Preparing today's student for tomorrow's world


The Bret Harte Union High School District is an educational community committed to providing all students a quality education with multiple learning opportunities in a safe and orderly environment fully equipped to teach 21st century skills. As a learning community, we strive to increase student achievement, to be responsive to community needs, and to foster accountability for all.



All students can learn

Clear evidence that students are learning

Full access, inclusion, support and respect for diversity are afforded to all students

Students are assured they can learn in a clean, safe and healthy environment

Students have a viable post-secondary plan, leading to a productive adulthood

Innovations in student learning will be encouraged


The district actively seeks the best educators

The district actively seeks the best educators

The district actively seeks the best educators

Staff demonstrates instructional norms that support student learning

Staff supports high levels of achievement for all students

Stakeholders demonstrate mutual support and respect among their colleagues


Financial decisions will always have student learning as top priority

Be a responsible steward of existing resources while developing additional funding sources


Education will be a shared enterprise with the efforts of students, educators, board members, parents/guardians, community and business partners

Collaboration with feeder districts will occur

There is clear and continuous communication among all stakeholders, marked by respect and civility


Provide facilities that will meet current and future needs

Provide the parents/guardians and community with ongoing opportunities for input and open communication

Provide staff the necessary tools and opportunities for staff development to continuously maximize student learning