Strategic Plan

Huntsville City Schools has developed a framework for a new strategic plan and we want everyone to be a part of it.  The five pillars outlined below are all supportive measures that focus on student achievement.  Our next step is a series of “Community Conversations” to bring parents, educators, students, and industry together to share their thoughts and bounce ideas off of one another.  We also plan to host a series of School Safety Engagement Forums where all stakeholders can share ideas.  For more information on both of these series, please see the information at the bottom of this page.  We hope you will join us as we strive to ensure the continued success of Huntsville City Schools.
    Mission

    Inspire, engage, and empower all students in becoming creative problem solvers, active citizens, and life long learners through rigorous curriculum and relevant instruction within a supportive environment.

    Vision
    • High expectations
    • Character driven
    • Student centered
    Core Values
    • Service Minded
    • Transparent
    • Resilient
    • Accountable
    • Team Focused
    • Equitable
    • Goal Oriented
    • Inclusive
    • Creative
    Pillars
    Whole Student Development

    To provide holistic services that meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students

    • System Value: Each student is unique, capable of learning, and deserving of dignity and respect
    • Goal Action Plan: To provide holistic services that meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students
    • Rationale: By removing barriers that interfere with academics, all students can learn at high levels
    Learning Outcomes

    To provide rigorous, engaging instruction to all students that facilitates problem solving and creativity, aligned to grade-level standards using innovative resources and tools

    • System Value: We must provide an engaging, relevant learning environment
    • Goal Action Plan: To provide rigorous, engaging instruction to all students that facilitates problem solving and creativity, aligned to grade-level standards using innovative resources and tools
    • Rationale: In order to prepare our students for college, career, and global competition, we must ensure that learning opportunities and assessments relate to real world experiences and require our students to think critically and solve problems
    Operations & Resources

    To continuously improve facilities to foster a safe learning environment, and to manage resources prudently and efficiently

    • System Value: All students will have a safe learning environment and the leadership of Huntsville City Schools will responsibly manage public funds and resources.
    • Goal Action Plan: To continuously improve facilities, to foster a safe learning environment, and to manage resources prudently and efficiently
    • Rationale: Clean, modernized, and safe buildings are critical to the recruitment and retention of parents, students, teachers, and local businesses.  Our buildings and resources must accommodate all students' learning styles.
    Professional Growth

    To empower all employees with modern strategies and skills that will, in turn, equip students for successful lives

    • System Value: Education is vital to a successful life
    • Goal Action plan: To empower all employees with modern strategies and skills that will, in turn, equip students for successful lives
    • Rationale: Ongoing learning is critical to the success of individuals and businesses, so we must establish expectations for all employees and provide opportunities for continual growth.
    Community Connections

    To build systematic internal and external understanding and support for Huntsville City Schools through comprehensive communications designed to include all stakeholders

    • System Value: Collaborative partnerships of students, parents, teachers, and the community to facilitate learning
    • Goal Action Plan: To build systematic internal and external understanding and support for Huntsville City Schools through comprehensive communications designed to include all stakeholders
    • Rationale: To intentionally and meaningfully engage all stakeholder groups is essential for a productive school system.  The businesses depend on us to teach and train the future workforce.  Parents must know the "what" and "why" from our schools.  We must all work together to produce active citizens who will contribute to our world.
    Upcoming Events
    Community Conversations (October 16-30)
    • These meetings will be for discussion and analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). 
    • All forums will take place in the high school auditorium with the exception of Grissom High School, which will be held in the school's cafeteria.
    • All meetings will begin at 5:30PM and end at 7:00PM.
    • There will be five meetings, one per feeder pattern:
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