Liberty Traditional School is a cooperative effort of parents and staff working together to create and uphold a positive, patriotic, highly structured, and challenging core academic learning environment for every student. As partners, we challenge all our children to reach their full potential as life-long learners and responsible citizens.
Liberty Traditional School is an alternative school of choice within the Humboldt Unified School District that will provide a quality education for every student regardless of race, religion, cultural background and intellectual ability. Our high standards are achieved through a rigorous back-to-basics traditional curriculum including systematic phonics instruction, reading, mathematics, science, history, geography, and enrichment through music, art and computers. This provides students with the opportunity to meet or exceed state standards and is achieved by protected academic time, high parental involvement, and productive parent/teacher communication.
Responsibilities of School
Liberty maintains a challenging traditional curriculum and is committed to upholding and reinforcing traditional principles of responsibility, respect, honesty, discipline, and patriotism. Our school provides a partnership among parents, staff and administration. We strive to provide an educational climate that encourages and motivates each student to achieve academic excellence within the scope of his/her abilities. High academic standards and expectations are consistently maintained. The school fosters and values positive regular communication with parents.
Responsibilities of Parents
At the heart of Liberty Traditional School’s philosophy is the belief that parents have the intrinsic right and responsibility to be actively involved in their child/children’s education daily. This is accomplished by reinforcing school policies and procedures, encouraging the child’s development of the educational standards, supporting the mission/philosophy of the school, and actively participating and volunteering in school programs and governance.
Pursuant to A.R.S. 15-352-2B the school’s council is the Liberty Advisory Council. It is comprised of the four PTO Executive Officers, the Volunteer Coordinator, and the school’s five member Leader Team (four elected teachers and one principal-selected support staff). The principal facilitates the council meetings by seeking advisement in the decision-making process to ensure the consistent implementation of the school’s philosophy and mission. Areas of advisement include school safety and discipline policies, extra-curricular activities, parent/teacher/public relations, principal/teacher selection, and instructional strategies, materials and curriculum. In keeping with policies on school governance, the administration and Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board reserve the right for final decisions.
Liberty Traditional School adheres to the inclusive teacher-guided (direct instruction) model. This places the classroom teacher in charge of student learning as each child is guided through sequential lessons that provide a thorough foundation for understanding content. We offer this direct whole class teaching using basic educational strategies in subject areas. Our classrooms are inclusive with minimal pullouts and classroom interruptions.
Because of our school’s emphasis on appropriating academic time for achieving and exceeding state academic curricular standards, non-curricular activities will be limited to before and after school hours. The following non-academic programs and philosophies are examples of what is not available during regular school hours: sensitivity training, values clarification, drugs and alcohol programs, and education in human sexuality. In accordance with state and district guidelines some programs may be available at other district schools, or outside of the normal academic day. Liberty Traditional School is totally committed to its students in order to train the students’ intellect and equip them with decision-making and problem-solving skills.