Burton's Mission Statement

Burton's Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower a community of self-directed learners with the skills for future academic success, responsible democratic/civic participation, and meaningful contribution to local and global community by structuring an environment dedicated to the achievement of every student.

Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School champions small, diverse learning communities and carefully articulated grade level teams. We have redesigned the high school model by personalizing the educational experience for all students. The staff at Burton holds the tenet that students learn best in a school environment where they are supported and nurtured by the school staff and their classmates. The wall-to-wall academy structure facilitates relationship building by enabling students and teachers to work collaboratively through curriculum that is engaging, contextual, and theme-based. The academies capitalize on national networks of educators and business leaders in aiding us to fulfill the needs of local and global economies.