Learning is our core business. We must ensure our students are learning every day. Learning includes mastering academic standards, undergoing social-emotional development, and applying knowledge and skills in new situations. We continuously focus on high-quality instruction, beginning in the early years with literacy, continuing in middle school with knowledge application, and concluding in high school with college and career readiness. Our benchmarking of progress and readiness at these three levels will ensure all students’ needs are met along their learning pathways.
We must support the ways teachers engage students in learning at different ages in each unique classroom environment. By looking at the quality of student work and the usefulness of the feedback students receive, we will be able to better evaluate the quality of instruction. Effective use of data to identify, support, monitor and measure student needs is critical. Efforts for improvement must be aligned, provided with adequate resources and clearly communicated to all stakeholders.
We welcome all students at their current stages of development and preparation. For this reason, we must structure learning with the expectation that every student will be prepared to be successful after high school without remediation, having exceeded state of Florida standards. Our goal is that all students who graduate from BCPS are literate, knowledgeable and ready to enter the workforce as socially mature, productive members of our community.