Initiatives for 2013-2014

  • All schools will be fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.
  • All schools and the division will continue to strive to meet the Federal and State educational benchmarks.
  • School leaders will seek opportunities to expand the curriculum beyond the Standards of Learning.
  • One hundred percent of Washington County students will earn a diploma following the completion of an appropriate program of study.
  • Washington County Schools will increase the number of students earning industry certificates and verified credits in career and technical education courses.
  • Washington County Schools will expand on-line and blended learning opportunities for all students.
  • Emphasis will be placed on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into the curriculum.
  • Emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship accountability for students, fans, and athletes.
  • Upgrade and expand wireless coverage to provide opportunities to explore 1-to-1 pilot programs and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) initiatives.
  • The Information Systems department will increase the value of our STEDFast Data Warehouse by adding attendance, enrollment, grades, and SOL test scores.
  • School safety will continue to be a primary focus, with each school developing a comprehensive Safety Crisis Plan.
  • Continued identification of preschool students in need of early intervention will ensure future academic success.
  • Washington County Schools will implement the updated Virginia Foundation Blocks in preschool programs.
  • Washington County Schools will evaluate and restructure pay scales for all employees.
  • Continued emphasis will be placed on the improvement of the division’s math programs and student achievement on the corresponding Standards of Learning assessments.
  • The Principal Evaluation Model will be implemented for all division administrators.
  • Increased professional development opportunities will be provided for all Washington County School employees.
  • Enrichment opportunities will be provided for all students. Specifically designed programs will be offered to those students identified through the GATE program.
  • Opportunities to expand school lunch and breakfast programs will be explored through the School Nutrition department.
  • GPS tracking systems will be installed on all new buses.
  • Washington County Schools Maintenance Department will continue installation of efficient heating/AC systems and interior lighting upgrades.