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School Board Goals 2018-2020

  1. Maximize the potential of all students.  Individualize instruction so that every student reaches his or her full potential.
    1. Teachers provide artifact evidence of differentiation, individualization, and/or personalized instruction activities.
    2. Challenge top students to meet yearly projected MAP growth. Measure results yearly during data retreats (top 10% of students in each grade).
    3. Create iForward credit recovery opportunities.
      1. Provide self-paced courses and online adaptive courses as a learning option.
      2. Use a diagnostic-driven model that allows students to test out of the material they previously mastered so they can focus on more difficult concepts.
    4. Prepare students to be successful in future endeavors in post-secondary training, Vo-Tech, college, military, and employment.
  • Student Academic and Career Plans based on interests, career inventories, and strengths.
  • Survey GHS graduates, gain feedback, and report findings.
  1. Promote and infuse core values, build assets, and develop character in our students.
  1. Increase classroom and school building activities on the core values:
      1. Honesty/integrity /trustworthiness/fairness
      2. Responsibility and accountability for ones actions
      3. Respect for self & others
      4. Kindness /compassion/ caring /sharing
      5. Respect for authority and obedience
      6. Self-control & self-discipline
      7. Positive attitude
      8. Courtesy
      9. Work ethic and perseverance
      10. Cooperation
  2. Increase developmental assets in our students (SEARCH Institute 40 assets).
      • School buildings set one goal each school year to build student assets.
      •  “Attitudes and Behavior Survey” every three years to measure student assets. Results are shared with staff, School Board and community. 
  1. Retain/reward teachers and coaches who have consistently proven excellence
    1. School Board will seek input from teachers, coaches and administrators to develop a compensation plan and instruments.
    2. Advancement, recognition, and achievement activities and events will be documented and distributed yearly.
  2. Increase STEAM learning opportunities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) for Middle School and High School students. STEAM programs include the arts in the STEM curriculum and draw on design principles, encouraging innovation and creative solutions.
    1.    Tour model schools with strong STEAM programs, business  
          partnerships, and fabrication labs

  3. Expand partnerships with community
    1. Collaborate with local employers to ensure we are equipping students with marketable and lifelong learning skills for future employment.
    2. Partner with local businesses and technical colleges to provide workforce training.
  4. Develop processes to proactively recruit and hire quality staff (teacher shortage).
    1. Develop relationships with teacher preparation programs (higher education) to expand our teacher applicant pool.
    2. Provide financial scholarships for existing staff to obtain additional teacher licenses in shortage areas.
    3. Expand the High School teacher assistant program to encourage more student interest in teaching careers.




Contact: Josh Watt