Award Year: 2018

Cascade Senior High School

6565 S. County Road 200 W
Clayton, IN, 46118-4908

(317) 539-9315

Mr. Jon David Acton, Principal at time of Nomination

Mill Creek Community School Corporation

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To prepare students for college and career readiness in the 21st century.

Student Demographics
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
The Cascade HS students showing our Fins UP mentality!

"The" Cascade HS students showing our Fins UP mentality!

"The" Cascade High School has created an identity of excellence and achievement in our school and community. Students enter Cascade High School understanding this is their time to leave their legacy in our school and community. Each student and staff member has a vested interest in making themselves and their school great as we live by the saying; "Many have come before you, many will come after you, but now is your time!"

"The" Cascade High School has defined our curricular, instructional and professional development plans with our "Pyramid of Success" and our "Pedagogy Playbook." These documents focus our philosophy and plan of putting every student in the best position possible to attain success. Our "Pyramid of Success" is based upon seven levels of progression for students and staff that either directly or indirectly impact our curriculum, instructional strategies and overall success for each student.

We believe the magic ingredient to our school's success lies in the positive school climate and culture that we have built together at “The” Cascade High School. We set high expectations for our students and staff and challenge them to "Compete" on a local, state, national and global scale. Our philosophy is based upon positive motivation, intentional climate and culture development, and a growth mindset using the FISH! Philosophy, Disney Way and Invitational Education concepts. We have dared to believe: why not our students, why not our school, why not now? As we say at "The" Cascade HS, Roll Cadets – Fins UP! Fins Forward!