All students means the full range of learners with special emphasis on the learning need of second language learners, special education students, those with learning differences, and advanced learners.
The focus of instruction should be on what students need to know and do at each grade level (as opposed
to ‘activities based’)
Curriculum will be comprehensive, research based, district adopted, systematic, and standards based, engaging, and sequential.
Instruction will be differentiated, with appropriate grouping, and with appropriate materials.
Assessment will be readily accessible, on-going, varied, and provide useful information to students, staff and parents regarding progress towards standards. A goal of an independent learner is to be able to assess their own progress.
Students will be grouped, schedules of all staff including specialists should be developed, lessons planned, and curriculum mapped so as to maximize all services.
All areas of instruction and support must be related to student success and must all be coordinated for maximum impact on student achievement.
Actively pursue the funding and resources necessary to fulfill our mission to maintain the fiscal integrity of the district.
Monitoring of student progress will occur at frequent intervals and the data should be used to differentiate instruction, inform parents, and design student support.
Students will first receive differentiated instruction in their classroom with further support available at both the school and district level.
Professional educators engage in reflection for self improvement, empower themselves as educators to improve student learning, work toward bettering their chosen field, and take responsibility for the outcome of their efforts. The Standards for the Teaching Profession are a vital part of this definition.
Professional collaboration will include time to analyze data, study student work, share professional expertise, and examine instructional strategies in relation to student progress towards standards.
Success is students seeing themselves as confident learners and good citizens. It is also all students achieving at or above the 50 percentile on CAT-6 as well as proficient or better on the CST, reaching district benchmarks, and earning a C or better in all grades.