PORTOLA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIVE-­YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN: 2013 – 2018
PART 1 – THE “WHAT”
 
VISION: WE ARE AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY INSPIRING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF ALL OUR CHILDREN.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1.   Children thrive in a nurturing and supportive environment. We will honor every child and put the needs of children first in everything we do.

2.   To be successful, children need a broad set of skills that includes a core academic foundation, higher-­‐order thinking, and character education.

3.   Children learn best when deeply engaged in authentic learning experiences.

4.   We serve children with a variety of different learning styles and will help each of them reach her or his full potential.

5.   Students, teachers and staff do their best work within a culture of mutual respect, personal responsibility, and kindness.


STRATE
GIC DIRECTIONS

1.   DEVELOP CREATIVE, PASSIONATE LEARNERS

Students will: 

a)   Demonstrate continual growth toward high­‐level mastery of foundational skills.

b)   Learn in an environment where project-­based learning and differentiation are key instructional approaches within an integrated curriculum.

c)   Engage deeply in real-­‐world learning experiences that develop higher-­‐order thinking skills.

2.   NURTURE CONNECTED, CONTRIBUTING GLOBAL CITIZENS.

Students will:

a)   Develop personal responsibility, self-­awareness and individual voice.

b)   Engage in learning experiences that promote perseverance, risk-­taking and resiliency.

c)   Contribute  to  a  shared  purpose  within  the  classroom,  school  and  larger community.

d)   Respect other cultures and points of view.

3.   COMMIT TO TRANSFORMATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

The District will:  

a)   Invest in training the entire staff in common core standards and project-­based learning. 

b)   Foster a culture of sharing and collaboration that supports individual and organizational growth.

c)   Develop a long­‐range systemic professional development plan for continuous growth.

4.   FOSTER A RESPECTFUL AND COLLABORATIVE CULTURE.

Our staff, parents and larger community will:

a)   Embrace and model shared expectations. 

b)   Engage in informed, transparent decision­‐making. 

c)   Ensure proactive communication.  

 
To view a copy of the Implementation Guide District's 2013-18 Strategic Plan (detailed), please click HERE.

2012 - 2013
To view a copy of the District's 2012-13 Strategic Goals, please click HERE.
This document was presented to, and approved by the Governing Board on October 3, 2012
2011 - 2012
To view a copy of the District's 2011-12 Strategic Goals, please click HERE.
This document was presented to, and approved by the Governing Board on October 19, 2011.
 
To view a copy of the District Strategic Goal Update for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 School Years, please click HERE.  This document was presented to, and approved by the Governing Board on June 15, 2011.