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About Herndon High School

Welcome to Herndon High School

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Our Missionherndon seal

All Hornets are capable of success, No Exceptions!.

Our Vision

With P.R.I.D.E. (Participation, Respect, Integrity, Diligence, and Empathy), Herndon High School seeks to be an institution that empowers students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens of the global community.

School and Community

Herndon High School is a four-year, fully accredited public school that serves approximately 2200 students from the Herndon, Reston and Great Falls area.  It is located in a residential suburb three miles from Washington/Dulles International Airport and numerous technology centers. Herndon is on an Alternate A/B schedule that offers students 90 minute academic periods and allows time for teacher advisory and intervention/enrichment.  Herndon’s extra-curricular programs provide extensive opportunities for students to participate in athletics, performing arts, honor societies, community service and general interest clubs. 

PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is part of the FCPS Positive Behavior Approach. It is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students (
Herndon High School has created Hornet P.R.I.D.E. (Participation, Respect, Integrity, Diligence, and Empathy) to guide our expectations in our classrooms and in our community. Students will be taught lessons pertaining to Kids at Hope and what Herndon P.R.I.D.E. behaviors mean and what they look like in our school and in our community. Teachers will acknowledge students with tickets when students are displaying positive examples of Hornet P.R.I.D.E. and students will enter tickets into weekly drawings for incentives and prizes. A student teacher advisory committee will be formed so that students and teachers can work together and build positive meaningful relationships that support the entire Herndon community.

Kids at Hope Vision and Mission

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Kids at Hope’s vision is that every student is afforded the belief, guidance and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism, supported by a course of action needed to experience success at life’s four major destinations: Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service; and Hobbies & Recreation.

Mission Statement

Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all students experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Value Statements

- Every student is at hope, no exceptions
- Hope depends on every adult’s contribution
- Respect, support and enhance relationships with all organizations that serve students
- Demonstrate passion in all that we do
- Ensure all practices are well researched, evidence based and outcome driven

Student Pledge – I am a kid at hope. I am talented, smart and capable of success. I have dreams for the future, and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams every day.
Teacher Pledge – As an adult and a Treasure Hunter I am committed to search for all the talents, skills and intelligence that exists in all children and youth. I believe all Hornets are capable of success, No Exceptions!