Seaforth High School
Seaforth High School located on the plains below the famous Blue Mountains in St. Thomas, premises its mission on a need to provide facilities that will enable students to acquire the desirable skills, attitude, interests and dispositions that promote and foster the development of ethical, cultural and moral values.
Built in 1971 as a junior high school to accommodate 1400 students, it currently educates approximately 2000 students, operating on a shift system.
Under the leadership of Hopeton Henry, the school has achieved some success in the external Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, with one student, Adrian Kelly being awarded a prize in the Turks and Caicos Islands for his performance in two dimensional drawing in the 2010 CSEC examinations in Visual Arts.
Visual Arts teacher, Caroline Miles, was also awarded by the Jamaica Teaching Council in recognition of her commitment displayed in the development of the students entrusted in her care.
Seaforth is also improving steadily in other subject areas. Last year it became one four new schools to be included in the Mutual Building Societies Foundation Centres of Excellence programme, which aims to improve the delivery of education in the schools by establishing a framework for leadership. Under this project, Seaforth has received support in its efforts to build capacity in a number of areas including science, literacy and numeracy. The programme will end in 2012.