Initiatives for 2012-2013

  • All schools will continue to be fully accredited.
  • All schools and the division will continue to strive to meet the Federal and State educational benchmarks.
  • Seek opportunities to expand the curriculum beyond the Standards of Learning.
  • One-hundred percent of Washington County’s students will earn a diploma following the completion of an appropriate program of study.
  • Increase the number of students earning industry certificates and verified credits in career and technical education courses.
  • Expand on-line instructional opportunities for all students.
  • Emphasis will be placed on integrating science, technology, engineering and math into the curriculum.
  • Emphasize building 21st Century skills into the curriculum.
  • Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship accountability for students, fans, and athletes.
  • Emphasis will be placed on writing at the elementary level.
  • Science textbooks will be reviewed for possible adoption.
  • Continued identification of preschool students in need of early intervention to ensure future academic success.
  • Continued work on improving the pay scale for employees.
  • Reduce class sizes.
  • Continued implementation of a strategic plan for enhancement of the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Expand alternative program opportunities to meet student needs.
  • Implement the new teacher evaluation model.
  • Initiate a School Safety Program to promote the safety of all students and staff.
  • Expand and emphasize the use of formative assessments to guide instruction.
  • Continued emphasis on the improvement of the division’s math programs and the improvement of the corresponding SOL tests.