Highline Public Schools sets ‘bold goals’ for students in new strategic plan

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it is launching the school year with an ambitious plan to guide its schools – a plan that outlines “bold goals” for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

In August, the school board approved the new strategic plan, developed by parents, students, community members, and staff who came together over the past year to talk about their goals and dreams for Highline students. The strategic plan will serve as a roadmap for the next four years.

“The plan is built on a promise that every student in Highline will be known by name, strength, and need and will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship,” reads an announcement, which outlines eight big goals:

  • Mastery by Grade 3 – At least 19 out of 20 students entering Kindergarten in 2013 will meet or exceed standards in all core subjects by the end of Grade 3
  • Success in Algebra – At least 19 out of 20 students entering Grade 6 in 2013 will pass Algebra by the end of Grade 9
  • High School Graduation – At least 19 out of 20 students entering Grade 9 in 2013 will graduate prepared to choose their future
  • Zero Suspensions – Out-of-school suspensions will drop to zero by 2015 (except when critical for student and staff safety)
  • Bilingual, Biliterate – Every student in the class of 2026 will graduate bilingual and biliterate
  • Tech-Savvy, Tech-Literate – Every student in the class of 2026 will graduate tech-savvy and tech-literate

“Our students are capable of reaching these goals,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “By working together with our families and community partners, we will ensure a path to success for every student.”

Read the strategic plan summary here and the full plan here.

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