Our Students… • excel in the Three A’s: Academics, Activities and Athletics • receive services from highly-motivated, highly-skilled and highly-compensated staff who are recognized for excellence • are prepared for careers and/or education after graduation and boast a 100% graduation rate
Our Culture… • provides bully and drug-free schools where high codes of conduct are equitably enforced • evidences strong traditions of pride and excellence • supports achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through solid foundations of academic essentials • establishes USD 490 as the area “district of choice”
Our Community… • engages with our students through experience-rich service learning and mentoring opportunities • provides support and resources that removes barriers of poverty • seeks first to employ USD 490 graduates • enthusiastically believes and participates in being #partofthepride
KEY GOAL: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
KINDERGARTEN READINESS • Develop partnerships to provide universal access to preschool programs. • Coordinate preschool programming to provide for consistent, systemic support for school readiness.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, AND MATH
• Provide content-rich programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math from introductory to advanced level courses. • Support a continuous process of reevaluating, assessing and securing resources to provide for equitable access to technology.
CAREER & POST-SECONDARY
• Provide comprehensive career education awareness and advisement support for all students that leads to development of Individual Plans of Study. • Increase access to Career & Technical Education offerings in areas of local occupational opportunities. • Increase student access to and ability to compete for post-secondary scholarships. • Develop aligned systems for meeting the structures of Relevance, Rigor, Relationships, Responsiveness, and Results.
SUPPORT GOAL: COMMUNICATION
PARENTS • Develop district protocols for routine and emergency communications with parents. • Increase the variety of engagement opportunities for parents of all students.COMMUNITY • Define and communicate all opportunities and requirements of volunteer involvement in schools. • Redefine and update district communications and public relations to improve marketing of successes.