• Welcome to the Sumner High School Principal's Corner 


    Welcome to Charles Sumner High School!
    Dear Sumner High School Students and Parents:

    I am excited for another year at Sumner High School community (SHS). SHS offers a challenging academic program, outstanding co-curricular and extracurricular programs, and some exciting school-sponsored events throughout the school year. I feel honored to serve as the instructional leader of the school and look forward to working with the SHS community to provide extraordinary learning experiences for our students. Successful organizations require the conjunction of three elements: Relationships, Communication, and Collective Identity. My leadership this year will focus on these three elements as they apply to school improvement. Together, we will make a great school even better!

    The school community has some important work ahead of us this year. During the last week of August, SHS is conducting professional development around virtual learning, culturally responsive pedagogy/teaching, and changing mindsets. This professional development will lay the foundation for our work in these areas. Community, district, and national experts will be collaborating with us continuously to ensure that we have the support to be the best high school for our families. Throughout the year, we will continue to review our processes in our school organization, curriculum, instruction, assessment, accountability, school culture and student support. Students and parents play an integral role in the development of our school community to ensure that students get what they need. Additional time this year will be spent on working toward integrating a variety learning methods and implementing our school’s accountability plan to support of student achievement. You will be learning more about this work throughout the school year.

    This year promises to be full of great accomplishments and exciting progress for our students and our school. If you have any questions related to school policy and procedures, schedules, etc., please feel free to contact the main office at (314) 371-1048, check our school website, or email me at sean.nichols@slps.org. Thank you for your ongoing support of Sumner High School. Let us make this school year the best!





    Dr. Sean Nichols