Balance – We are committed to be our best selves – body, heart and mind – in our school and community.
Resilience – We embrace challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
Acceptance – We contribute to a positive school culture by acknowledging and exploring diverse ideas with an open mind and by advocating for ourselves and others.
Valor - We prepare for our unique futures with imagination, resolve, and optimism and show exceptional courage in pursuing the visions of our future selves.
Engagement – We are present, mindful and active in all pursuits.
BRAVE then is a character trait and not a caricature.
In recent years, the Boise High community has reflected on and adapted the mascot’s imagery to avoid caricatures of Native Americans and/or objects. In 2014, the school removed those images entirely from the school’s crest.
“As educators in the Boise School District, we have the utmost respect for all people and we are committed to instilling in our students and community that same level of respect for all cultures, including American Indians,” said Boise High Quadrant Area Director
Throughout this process, Boise High has solicited and considered input from students, faculty, alumni, patrons and the school’s parent support board. Recently, Boise High administrators and District officials visited with Shoshone-Bannock Tribe officials on the Fort Hall Reservation in Southeastern Idaho. During the August 1st meeting, Tribal officials conveyed their support for Boise High’s proposal.
“As we have learned, when values are rooted in virtues, they should endure,” said Principal Thompson. “This is the right thing to do and the right time to do it.”