Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/14/2017 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: Strategic Priority Recommendation for 2017-2019 (7:35 to 7:50)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Objective 2
We will implement balanced assessments.
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
Objective 4
We will create and expand partnerships.
Objective 5
We will optimize resources.
Policy: AE - School Division Goals and Objectives
File Attachment:
Draft Strategic Priority 2017-2019.pdf
Strategic Priorities 2017-2019.pptx
Summary: Every important journey begins with a destination in mind, and starts with a clear view of the horizon ahead. The Horizon 2020 strategic plan for Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) is designed to unleash each student’s potential and equip them for success both now and in the future. To do this, we aim to foster deep learning experiences that develop essential competencies like communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving. We seek to inspire the natural curiosity of our students, not through compliance and testing, but by cultivating engaging learning environments, hands-on learning experiences, and real-world learning opportunities. These are important to us and our larger community.

As we reflect on our strategic direction, we imagine what the world will be like when our entering kindergarten students graduate and what skills they will need to thrive in the future. For Albemarle County Public Schools, our destination is a place where every graduate leaves our schools prepared for a lifetime of learning in a rapidly changing world. Successful navigation of the route requires unity of purpose among those making the journey and dedication to following an established plan. The Albemarle County Public Schools Strategic Plan guides us toward the horizon.

At its August 24 meeting, the school board provided feedback on emerging themes that should be used in the development of our new priorities. Based upon that feedback, staff is proposing the attached priorities to be adopted by the board for the 2017-2019 biennium.
Funding: Funding for 2017-2019 priorities has either already been directed in the 2017-18 budget, will be redirected from available funds, or will need to be identified as part of the 2018-2019 funding proposal.
Recommendation: Receive this item for information.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Patrick McLaughlin - Strategic Planning Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Matt Haas - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent