Mr Broomfield's Message
Mr. Alfred L. Broomfield II
"Welcome Back! “One Family, Better Together”
“Strengthening a Culture through Care, Support & Engagement”
Greetings Mustang Families,
It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. It is an absolute honor and privilege to continue to serve as the Principal of this great community of McArthur High School. I look forward to building on the success established, challenges overcome, and the great things in store for this community. McArthur is known for its rich history, lasting traditions, and the Mustang pride we carry proudly. I am excited to collaborate with such an involved community, parents, and stakeholders to provide our scholars with the very best high school educational experience.
As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, we will renew our focus on, and commitment to providing our scholars with real-world 21st-century learning experiences. Working to provide our scholar’s rigorous college-preparatory strategies that prepare our students for college, as well as experiential learning opportunities for life & career readiness. We will focus our efforts on strengthening our school’s culture through care, support, and engagement. Caring for our scholar’s needs, our parent’s needs, and our entire community. Relentless efforts to support our families, teachers, and staff members; while providing limitless intentions to engage our faculty, staff, and scholars. Our mission can only be accomplished if we develop strong positive relationships with our scholars, bonded partnerships with our local businesses, and all stakeholders within the community. Together we must charge forward, with a theme this year of “One Family, Better Together”.
Despite the challenges our scholars, families, faculty, and staff have experienced through this global pandemic, we have still been able to prevail against all odds. This past year, our teachers made a miracle by opening a school in a way never done before. Our faculty and staff accomplished and conquered a shift from virtual learning, hybrid instructions, to in-person learning during our summer experience in 2021. In addition, we established innovative ways to engage our scholars in sports, academic, and year-end activities, such as Prom, Top Honor banquets, and most importantly, live, in-person graduation for the class of 2021. As a result, we have developed new guiding principles for flexibility, sensitivity, creativity, understanding, and appreciation.
Our staff has worked extremely hard preparing curriculums and the campus environment for an exciting year of teaching and learning. We continue to be excited about our rapidly growing Cambridge Program. Cambridge offers a well-rounded and rigorous college-level curriculum for any scholar accepted in the program. Successful Cambridge students can receive an International AICE diploma. This diploma enables scholars to earn up to two years of college credit and automatically receive the highest level of Bright Futures scholarship in the State of Florida. That equates to full tuition, books, and an additional stipend at any four-year Florida University, including the University of Florida and Florida State University.
Once again, I am extremely excited about welcoming back our faculty, staff, and scholars for a full year of in-person learning. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing the smiling faces and positive attitudes of our Mustangs. This is a year that promises to be more positive, more exciting, and much more engaging for all, as we are “One Family, Better Together”. In closing, I challenge all scholars to get involved and be active members of our school by supporting athletics, clubs & organizations, JROTC, and the performing arts, as well as engaging in volunteer opportunities. I look forward to, once again, being actively engaged and visible within the school and community. Mustangs continue to strive to be the best and never settle for less because anything else is unacceptable. Failure is Not an option. We strive for Excellence, No Exceptions, No Excuses! McArthur High School, where “It’s a great day to be a Mustang!”
Alfred L. Broomfield II, Principal
“Striving for Excellence, No Exceptions, No Excuses”