Our mission is to provide a world-class education where each of our students gains the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to contribute and flourish in a global society.
The strategic plan helps us chart a path to that end result. The plan reflects new and continuing strategies to address the most pressing needs of children and families. It also establishes our vision for creating an educational system where every student is engaged, supported and successful.
Developing the 2016-2021 Plan
In Fall 2014, Superintendent Matt Burrows launched a year-long planning initiative. It included numerous stakeholder focus groups, an online survey, public forums, and a retreat facilitated by the Delaware Education Research and Development Center at the University of Delaware. Participants included parent leaders, representatives from higher education, teachers and administrators, community-based organizations, and the political, business and faith-based community.
The result was a five-year plan that builds on the foundation that has made the ASD synonymous with excellence in education. It will serve to guide the actions and decision making of schools and the district, and will include a transparent process that features regular reports on both student outcomes and plan implementation measures. The commitment and support of students, staff and the community will fuel our journey and ensure that we fulfill the promise of college and career preparation for students.
After you're done reading, you'll have an accurate picture of who we are and where we're going. We encourage you to contact a member of our administrative team with your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We'd like you to be involved and to share your time and talents.