Our Vision for 2010-2015
Note: This needs assessment was conducted by Dr. Joseph Latess during the first semester of the 2009-2010 school year. The process included discussions with teachers, parents, students, administrators, and board members. More than 70 interviews were conducted with the various stakeholders. The Vision for Success provides rationale for a needs assessment, a summation of the results of the needs assessment, and recommendations including processes for improvement.
From information provided in the discussions, five district goals were identified. All building level goals, professional education planning, and district academic initiatives are to be in alignment with these goals. Together, and with input and plan development through the comprehensive work from our principals and supervisors, and using a balanced scorecard approach developed by the Harvard Business School, we have constructed a short and long term plan for continuous comprehensive improvement throughout the district.
The professional staff at Highlands has worked extremely hard at completing initiatives that reflect the attainment of academic success. We, along with our Board of Education as a team, are committed in following these goals, strategies, and action plans that will drive our district now and in the future and in helping to move the district in a common direction with an academic focus and goal-driven philosophy.