As part of the Board's overall Governance Policies, three Goals for Student Achievement (GSA 2,3, 4) guide the district focus on students. The Superintendent is actively working with the Board and academic leadership to adopt concrete actions to meet these achievement goals for all students.
GSA 2 establishes the overarching goal for: "Students to be critical and creative thinkers, able to integrate and apply their knowledge, skills and interests."
It also sets the goal of a minimum of one year growth for each student in each academic year. It is the Board's expectation that the district will implement programs that will give all students skills and knowledge in four core areas; English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
In addition it establishes hat all students will be able to communicate in at least two languages and have an understanding of the arts and the use of technology in the learning process and the workplace.
GSA 3 and 4 broaden the overall expectation for student achievement beyond academics to the whole person.
GSA 3 focuses on Personal Development with a goal to develop students with good character, ethical behavior, and who are physically fit and possess effective social skills and self worth.
GSA 4 focuses on Citizenship Development and calls on the district to develop students who are actively engaged with each other and their community. Students will be expected to develop as good citizens by taking responsibility for their actions, making contributions to others, developing multicultural skills and being socially responsible members of the community.
The Superintendent and academic leadership are working collaboratively with teachers and school site leadership to create programs and actions for the 2010-11 school year and beyond and to integrate these goals into teaching and learning across the district.