I am delighted to welcome you to our school community.
The Layman E. Scott Sr. High School, formerly Cayman Brac High School, has for the past five decades provided a stellar education for those who reside on the Island of Cayman Brac. From its inception, the mission was to provide students with the necessary skills and training to contribute to the continued success of the Cayman Islands as well as the achievement of their own personal goals.
As the current Principal, I am committed to that goal, which is explicitly outlined in our mission statement; the goal of ensuring that every student enrolled in our school, graduates from this institution, having achieved their full potential.
The commitment I have to the mission is not one held in isolation, but is shared by all stakeholders. From the professional, dedicated staff, who take tremendous personal pride in the accomplishments of their students, providing caring instruction and mentoring, to the band of committed parents, who provide support and maintain an active PTA to foster collaboration and ensure adequate provision is made for their children. This all bolstered by a community, eager to assist in meeting the needs of the school and its students.
We are truly proud of our many accomplishments. The excellent results obtained in external examinations are a clear measure of how we are performing in relation to the goals identified. Over the last five years we have maintained a pass rate in excess of 65% of students gaining five or more level 2 passes. This rate has increased steadily, with the 2014 graduating class achieving unprecedented levels where 85% of them met or exceeded this international benchmark for academic achievement. Additionally, our students have consistently excelled at various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities demonstrating the comprehensive nature of the instruction provided at our school. Each year students are awarded for their performance in areas such as Debating, Spelling Bee, Oratorical contests, Literary competitions, Athletics, Junior Achievement, Art competitions and the National Children's Festival of the Arts. In several instances these students have the added recognition of being chosen to represent the Cayman Islands at the regional level.
The school promotes an ethos of dedication and determination with appropriate support and encouragement so that students can progress toward the desired outcomes. Despite the size of the school, students are provided a range of compulsory subjects in the lower school, which provide the foundation for the 19 option subjects available in the upper school. This is all done while inculcating the values and refinement necessary for success as adults.
The staff and I are happy to talk with you and look forward to working with you in the achievement of our mission statement.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. Again, I am delighted to welcome you. I look forward to your support and participation as together we continue the tradition of excellence at Layman E. Scott Sr. High School.
Adrian E. Jones