SCHOOL DIVISION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The school division is committed to excellence in education, equality of educational opportunity, and the recognition of each student's individuality. Inasmuch as students differ in their rate of physical, mental, emotional and social growth and vary in their needs and abilities, learning opportunities shall be provided that are consistent with personal development and potential. Programs shall emphasize diagnostic and prescriptive instruction, allowing an individual approach to each student's learning style and educational needs.
The educational program shall introduce each student to a variety of interest and subject areas that offer exposure to the range of opportunities available in later years. These experiences produce the basis for further education and future employment. As students demonstrate increased maturity, they may assume more responsibility for the decisions regarding their education.
The school environment should be responsive and conducive to learning. The physical environment facilitates and enhances the learning experiences available to each student. A responsive environment includes competent, dedicated teachers using a variety of techniques and a classroom atmosphere where students can function and develop according to their abilities. Safety, physical comfort, and appearance also are vital environmental components.
B. Standards of Quality and Objectives
The School Board accepts the overall goals of public education as expressed by the Standards of Quality legislated by the Virginia General Assembly and implemented by State Board of Education regulations.
C. Standards of Quality‑‑Programs and Services
School Board commits itself to providing programs and services as stated in the
Standards of Quality only to an extent proportionate to funding thereof
provided by the General Assembly. The
School Board will report its compliance with the Standards of Quality to the
Board of Education every year.
D. Learning Goals
Each school shall provide learning goals to be achieved by students at successive levels of development and shall continually assess the progress of each student in relation to these goals and the goals of education in Virginia as promulgated by the Board of Education.
Legal Refs.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, section 22.1‑253.13:8.
8 VAC 20-131-20
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