Archbishop Ryan Literacy Initiative

 Mission Statement

The mission of the Archbishop Ryan Catholic High School Literacy Initiative is to create a community in which students will develop critical thinking skills through comprehensive literacy instruction.  Students will engage in meaningful reading, writing, listening, and speaking experiences that will empower them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society.

Literacy Vision Statements

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For Teachers, we believe that: 
  • Educators’ knowledge of literacy must be cultivated in their content areas;
  • Active collaboration among educators must be promoted to deepen student learning;
  • Investment in professional development must be on-going, job-embedded, and collaborative.
For Parents, we believe that:
  • Parents serve as primary advocates for higher student literacy achievement;
  • Parents and educators are collaborators in their efforts to promote strong literacy practices both in and out of school;
  • Parents must communicate high, yet reasonable, expectations to their children concerning literacy achievement.
For Students, we believe that: 
  • Students must view themselves as life-long readers and writers;
  • Students must not only read, write, speak, and listen, but also use language to learn, think, and communicate effectively;
  • Students should understand that literacy is important at both the professional and societal levels;
  • Students need to effectively apply literacy strategies in all content areas and contexts;
  • Students thrive in classrooms that are print-rich and contain a wide variety of reading materials, resources, and technology;
  • Students need to enjoy reading and writing.