2018 Goals and Accomplishments

  Goals 

  • All schools will maintain full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education while continuing to meet the needs of all students.
  • One hundred percent of Washington County Schools students will earn a diploma following the completion of an appropriate program of study.
  • Washington County Schools will continue to increase the number of students earning industry certificates and verified credits in career and technical education courses.
  • District and building level staff will partner with court service and community agencies to establish attendance guidelines and procedures.
  • Identification and intervention for individual student needs will be in place in all schools.
  • Teachers will utilize technology for academic engagement and student learning.
  • Assessment opportunities for students will be expanded through the use of project-based learning and standards-based rubrics.
  • Enrichment opportunities will be expanded by the Gifted Resource Teacher to support and enhance classroom instruction.
  • Washington County Schools will continue to provide students with opportunities for problem solving and critical thinking.
  • All schools will build student leadership capacity by providing numerous leadership opportunities for students.
  • A major instructional focus for Washington County Schools will be increased student achievement in the areas of writing and mathematics.
  • District and building level staff will recognize the impact of social-emotional learning and trauma-information instruction on student learning.
  • Washington County Schools will develop a new internal review process to evaluate school improvement efforts in all schools.
  • Opportunities for career awareness will be extended to students in Kindergarten though fifth grade.

Accomplishments

  • Washington County Schools received the Governor’s  Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award as 1 of 15 divisions that met all state and federal benchmarks.
  • All schools achieved state and federal accreditation as established by the Department of Education and the Code of Virginia.
  • Students made continued improvements in achievement as indicated by the Department of Education SOL assessments.  As a result, Washington County Schools is highly ranked in state comparisons.
  • Through combined efforts of Washington County Schools, Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, all schools have a full-time school resource officer.
  • Students continued to earn industry certificates and verified credits in Career and Technical Education courses.
  • A Cyber Security course was added for students at the Career and Technical Center.
  • Multiple extended learning opportunities were provided for all students.
  • Resources for mathematics were adopted and will provide support for students in both print materials and an on-line digital platform.
  • Greendale and High Point Elementary Schools were designated as Title I Distinguished Schools by the Department of Education.
  • High Point and Watauga Elementary Schools received the 2018 Board of Education Excellence Award. 
  • The elementary gifted resource teacher provided specific learning opportunities for GATE students to support and enhance classroom instruction.
  • Technical support provided a wireless access point in every classroom.
  • An extended summer school program was provided for identified elementary students to address individual needs and access to enrichment opportunities.
  • Summer enrichment opportunities were extended to students in the areas of Career and Technical Education, Leadership and STEM.
  • Facility improvements provided replacement of roofing systems, air conditioning in all gymnasiums, and upgrades to restroom facilities.