Strategic Plan

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Objective 1.1 Educational Excellence ACPS will regularly assess and respond to the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students.
Objective 1.2 Achievement Gaps ACPS will target academic achievement gaps and increase positive educational outcomes across race/ ethnicity, income, disability, and language subgroups.
Objective 1.3 Disproportionality ACPS will focus on increasing representation of minority students in talented and gifted programs and in Honors and Advanced Placement courses; decreasing suspension rates of minority students, particularly males; and preventing over-identification of racial/ethnic minorities for remedial or special education services. ACPS will also focus on eliminating gender and racial/ethnic disparities among students enrolling in science, technology, engineering, math, and literature classes and in advanced classes such as honors and Advanced Placement.
Objective 1.4 Educational Equity ACPS will provide each student with opportunities to be challenged and supported.
Objective 1.5 Teacher Resources and Supports ACPS will make available to each teacher the re-sources and supports needed to provide an outstanding education for each and every student, differentiated according to the student’s learning style and background.
Objective 1.6 Early Childhood Education ACPS will continue to participate with the Early Care and Education Work Group to create an early care and education (ECE) system focused on improved access, quality, and public awareness of ECE services available for children and families. (ACYMP 2.1.1)
Objective 1.7 Adult Education and Services for Adult English Language Learners In pursuit of its desire to provide life-long learning opportunities, ACPS will facilitate English-language education programs in support of individual economic advancement and civic engagement in Alexandria.
Objective 1.8 Alternative Education ACPS will create or expand alternative education strategies and programs that will respond to individual learning styles, minimize out of school suspensions, and improve opportunities for all students.
Objective 1.9 Cultural Competence and an Atmosphere of Respect ACPS will implement practices that maximize the benefits of cultural, linguistic, racial, ability, religious, gender, gender-identity, and ethnic diversity within the student body to ensure optimal levels of cultural competence among staff members and students, and that engage every student in a respectful school environment.
Objective 1.10 Civic Engagement and Civic Responsibility ACPS will engage with its students in an atmosphere conducive to mutual respect, civic engagement, and good citizenship.
Objective 1.11 Ethics and Behaviors for Success ACPS will set expectations for the habits and behaviors students need to succeed and will lay the foundations for student explorations of ethical conduct.
Objective 2.1 Family Engagement ACPS will collaborate with parents and guardians in providing the high-quality services they need to be leaders in the education of their children. (ACYMP 4.1)
Objective 2.2 School Engagement ACPS will create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect to ensure effective communication in schools, enhanced engagement with families, and culturally responsive relationships. (ACYMP 4.4.1)
Objective 2.3 Community Engagement ACPS will actively engage families, students, staff, and community members regarding school programs and activities, volunteer opportunities, and events.
Objective 2.4 Partnerships and Civic Engagement ACPS will partner with external organizations to extend its services and programs, to encourage a sense of community ownership of our schools, and to support the development of the academic, social, physical, creative, and emotional needs of students. (ACYMP 2.3, 3.1)
Objective 2.5 Media and Public Outreach ACPS will use a wide variety of media to reach out to the community on issues of importance to the people of Alexandria. (ACYMP 4.2.1)
Objective 2.6 Collaboration with Social Service Organizations ACPS will promote the general welfare of its students, their families, and members of its community by collaborating with local and state agencies and non-profit organizations. (ACYMP 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3)
Objective 3.1 Staff Recruitment and Retention ACPS will hire the best employees possible and create an environment that motivates, competitively compensates, and retains them.
Objective 3.2 Collaborative Instructional Achievement ACPS will nurture a school culture in which professionals collaborate closely to share knowledge, skills, and best practices aimed at improving student achievement.
Objective 3.3 Individual Professional Development Opportunities and Strategic Plan Focus ACPS will expand professional development opportunities that include self-identified goals and that provide teachers and other staff members with multiple opportunities for improving their individual effectiveness and that respond to Strategic Plan priorities.
Objective 3.4 Staff Wellness ACPS will promote the health and well being of all members of the staff.
Objective 3.5 Leadership Development ACPS will establish programs to identify talent and provide opportunities for future leadership roles.
Objective 3.6 Staff Evaluation and Performance Improvement ACPS will provide multiple opportunities for all employees to receive feedback and coaching on their performance and resources needed to improve and excel.
Objective 4.1 Optimal Learning Environments and Infrastructure In collaboration with City partners, ACPS will move aggressively to modernize all learning environments, expand or otherwise adapt facilities to meet projected changes in school enrollment, and ensure equitable application of capital improvements throughout the school division.
Objective 4.2 Well Maintained Facilities ACPS will ensure that facilities are maintained at high levels and that repair needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner to support the educational mission and daily operations of the district.
Objective 4.3 Sustainable Facilities ACPS will model sustainable environmental practices.
Objective 4.4 Safe and Secure Facilities ACPS will ensure that its facilities are safe and secure.
Objective 4.5 Information Technology Infrastructure ACPS will maintain an IT infrastructure within which an equitable distribution of resources provides support to every educational program and learning environment.
Objective 4.6 Outdoor Learning and Recreational Opportunities ACPS will ensure its outdoor recreation and learning spaces are accessible and appealing to the community.
Objective 5.1 Student Physical, Social, and Emotional Health ACPS will develop, implement, and monitor effective programs that promote physical, social, and emotional wellness in order to maximize students’ learning potential.
Objective 5.2 Values, Experiences, Relationships, and Qualities that Benefit Young People ACPS will help students develop positive attitudes, self-confidence, and self-direction by increasing the values, experiences, relationships, and qualities that have been identified to benefit young people.
Objective 5.3 Physical Fitness, Recreation, and Play ACPS will promote activities and curricula designed to promote lifelong commitments to active, healthy lifestyles among its students and to creative expression.
Objective 5.4 Safe Routes to Schools ACPS will encourage walking and bicycling and collaborate with city authorities to ensure that safe routes are available and publicized in order that students will develop a sense of autonomy and healthy, life-long habits.
Objective 5.5 Healthy Meals and Nutrition ACPS will ensure that all students are ready to learn by having the benefit of access to nutritious, appealing school meals and that lessons on the importance of nutritious foods are included in the curriculum.
Objective 5.6 Persistence and Resilience ACPS will provide opportunities and motivations for students to develop the attributes, dispositions, social skills, attitudes, and intrapersonal resources that high-achieving individuals draw upon to succeed.
Objective 6.1 Fiscal Policies and Practices ACPS will plan, manage, monitor, and report spending to provide decision-makers and the community with a reliable, accurate, and complete view of the financial performance of the educational system at all levels.
Objective 6.2 Continuous Improvement ACPS will engage in cycles of continuous improvement at every level of the school division, and it will employ evidence-based decision-making in its consideration of process improvements, policy making, and budgeting and accountability.
Objective 6.3 Operational Efficiency and Performance Management ACPS will focus resources on student learning by utilizing a comprehensive performance management system that ensures efficient, cost-effective business operations.
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