The foundation of a comprehensive high school education includes the master of core academic subjects such as reading, writing, science, math, languages, social studies, technology, and the arts. It is also imperative that we develop students’ abilities to think critically, apply knowledge at high levels and use technology and other tools to access, evaluate, and communicate information. The staff of Nathan Hale-Ray High School is committed to challenging and holding every student to high expectations, creating lessons that engage personal interests and ambitions, knowing students well and providing the support they need to succeed. In the 21st century, high schools must move beyond a narrow focus on what we teach and continually reinvent how we teach it. At NHRHS both rigorous academic standards and 21st century skills are a bridge to authentic, intellectually
challenging work where the basics come alive.