The 95 in Five Plan
In August of 2018, Superintendent, Brian Harvey, announced a challenge to all of all faculty and staff regarding the future goals of our district. The 95 in Five plan will kick off the strategic planning process for the next five years. The goals for this plan include:
- 95% graduation rate
- 95% proficiency on state assessments
- 95th percentile in growth on student benchmark assessments
- 95% of seniors enrolled in AP, dual-enrollment or career and technical education classes
- 95% of students who enroll in college are eligible to take credit bearing courses as freshmen.
Reaching these goals will not be easy. It will not be achieved by utilizing the teaching methods of the past. It will not be realized using the traditional test-prep approach. It will be achieved through active learning and activities that acknowledge students’ and teachers’ passions. It will involve many of the AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) strategies that are growing in our district. It will involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). It will involve authentic assessments that relate to our Portrait of a Graduate, as we discussed with our community in the Spring of 2018.
Our values will remain unchanged but will take a much more prominent role in shaping the culture of our school district. How will these values lead to improved student outcomes, both short-term and long term? We must raise the expectations for all students and provide them with the necessary support to be successful. By ensuring equity and building relationships, we will provide the service that this community deserves and expects.
We as a school staff will be learning and innovating with our students. We will be asking what works, imagining solutions to our own problems, building structures and systems to ensure student achievement, evaluating and improving those structures and sharing our results. We will continue to lead the way in innovation and achievement in our state.