Mission Statement & Goals
Develop a love and respect for oneself as unique by:
Using authentic assessment
Using individualized learning when helpful
Providing positive reinforcemtn
Ensuring that physical, mental and emotional development go hand in hand
Develop a love and respect for others and for the world by:
Integrating students with differing abilities through individual programming
Providing a cooperative learning environment where differing abilities, interests, and values are respected
Encouraging respect for the environment
Love to Learn
Develop a lifelong love of learning by:
Emphasizing the learning process
Encouraging students to find and use information
Accepting more than one right answer when appropriate
Developing critical and higher level thinking skills
Encouraging creative problem-solving
The mission of Pacific Horizons School is to help young people chart their direction and build skills necessary for a successful journey through life.
OUR GOAL is to develop self-esteem, respect for others, and a love of learning in PHS students.
PHS Board of Directors
L-R: Joey Cummings (Vice Chair, Acting Secretary), Falanai Ala,
Pamela Berquist (Treasurer), Merrilee May, Manua Chen,
Richard deSaulles (Chair)
Left to Right: Sonja Stanley, Secretary; Debbs Cox, Vice-President; Marilyn Ho Ching, President; Brittany Erickson, Treasurer
Our Parent Teacher Organization is made up of volunteers who are looking for innovative ways to fill the needs of PHS. Please contact any of these officers if you would like to be active in the PTO.
2018-2019 Pacific Horizons School Staff
Front Row L-R: Ms. Suria, Teacher's Aide; J. Dizon, MS/HS Teacher; Mr. Willis, Director; Ms. K. Dizon, HS Teacher; Ms. Tokanga, Teacher's Aide
Second Row L-R: Ms. Siuti, Office Manager; Ms. Tava, K3/K4 Teacher; Mr. Dunn, MS/HS Teacher; Mr. Shanahan, MS/HS Teacher; Ms. Lile, Teacher's Aide; Ms. Kodak, MS/HS Teacher; Ms. Bordonaro, MS/HS Teacher; Mr. Sneed, 4th/5th Grade Teacher; Ms. Dunstan, 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher; Ms. Pinsker, MS/HS Teacher; Ms. Kalo, Housekeeping; Mr. Semu, Maintenance
Back Row L-R: Ms. Rachael, Teacher's Aide; Mr. Dizon, Maintenance; Ms. Danna, K5/1st Grade Teacher; Ms. Tua, PE/On-Line Language Teacher; Ms. Vilina, Housekeeping; Mr. Serrano, MS/HS Teacher
Why are we asking for donations?
Dear Friends of Pacific Horizons School,
As you know, PHS has always strived to provide a quality education for its students by keeping class sizes small and by hiring the most qualified staff available. PHS has proven its record of academic excellence in American Samoa.
In these difficult economic times, it is financially challenging to provide this kind of education. In our attempt to keep tuition costs down and to be able to continue to provide a quality education for the children on our island, we are asking people to consider making a donation.
Know that your donation will help ensure that the legacy of PHS continues for many years to come.
Even a small contribution makes a difference.
The school can receive donations via our PayPal account using the below Donate button.
Fa'afetai tele lava!