What a great year the 16-17 school year was! It is difficult to pick just a few highlights.
The community passed the bond to replace six schools and build two new elementary schools. These projects will impact our community for generations.
Thanks to the support of the 2014 technology levy, all secondary students will have a Chromebook for use at school and at home this fall. More information about this is available on the district website and in this publication.
We are taking an in-depth look at equity in our district. As we continue to strive for excellence for all students, we are measuring ourselves with an equity lens and it is an integral theme in our new strategic plan.
Yes, the ASD has a new strategic plan. From January through March, a group of more than 60 parents, students, community members, teachers and staff met five times to develop the new ASD Strategic Plan. We have set bold five-year goals for the district. Major goals include 100 percent graduation, excellent attendance, all students meeting achievement goals each year and increased participation in athletics and activities. We are excited to share the details with the community this fall.
We have a supportive community, passionate parents, excellent leaders and great staff. Our common goal is the success for all students. Success is measured differently for different students and our charge as an educational system is to provide the paths to success for all students.
We have robust career and technical education programs, a rigorous honors/Advanced Placement program and rich opportunities for all students to participate in activities that inspire them.
With community and family support, we will achieve equity and excellence for all students. I am honored to be your superintendent.
Dr. Alan Spicciati