The purpose of Altoona-Midway Middle/High School is to prepare our students to become effective, responsible citizens of our democratic society. The school shall provide a variety of activities designed to promote student growth and development in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.
Effective citizenship is impossible without the ability to think. The one who contributes effectively and responsibly in a democratic society can fill his role only if he is aware of the values of his society and is capable of making his own value judgments. He must have, in addition, the intellectual means to study events, to relate his values to them, and to make wise decisions as to his own actions. He must also be skilled in the processes of communication and must understand both the potentialities and limitations of communication among individuals and groups.