2017-2018 District Goals

  • Goal 1: Academic Achievement

    In order to drive progress on our bold, common vision to increase academic expectations and performance in creating college and career ready students, we are committed to:

    • Increasing the academic achievement of students as identified in Local Control Accountability Plan Goal #2-Achievement and Equity Goals -- increase A-G completion from 65% to 70%, reduce D/F rates by 5%, increase Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate test taking by 5%, improve graduation rates from 90.8% to 92%, decrease dropout rate from 6.8% to 5.0%, increase English Learner progress, and improve other measures of performance (see appendix)
    • Supporting the six comprehensive schools in their Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Process so they earn the longest (highest level) accreditation possible
    • Implementing CANVAS as our learning management system, which will allow students, families and educators to use technology as a means of learning and communication
    • Expanding opportunities for students to earn credits toward graduation outside of the traditional school day using our partnerships with San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) and flexible scheduling
    • Providing personalized professional development and coaching to teachers and staff to support their continued growth to improve classroom instruction
    • Creating a district-wide homework policy with broad input from stakeholders
    • Creating access and opportunities for our English Learners to expedite their mastery of the language to support their academic success in all subjects

    Goal 2: Stewardship of Resources

    In order to ensure the district’s long-term fiscal health and overall stewardship of resources, we are committed to:

    • Aggressively addressing any structural deficit
    • Creating a balanced budget by the 2019 to 2020 school year
    • Improving communication and common understanding of the district’s financial situation
    • Implementing an environmental and sustainability policy that positions San Mateo Union High School District as an environmental leader as measured by a reduction of twenty-five percent in energy use by the district as a whole

    Goal 3: Student Support Services

    In order to further develop our mental health services to support students’ social/emotional/physical well-being, we are committed to:

    • Building organizational capacity within the areas of student social/emotional/physical well-being through refining and improving our Multi-Tier System of Supports Model and various site and district initiatives
    • Assuring a sustainable mental health model for 2019 to 2020 when existing funding for our model is slated to sunset
    • Supporting all needy students, particularly those whose families have economic challenges

    Goal 4: New Location for Peninsula High School

    In order to serve some of the district’s most vulnerable students, we are committed to:

    • Securing a new, more convenient location for Peninsula High School that supports more post secondary options and
    • Creating a timeline to move to this location

    Approved by the Board - August 10, 2017

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