The WCPSS Board of Education approved the new strategic plan.
Some media reports and community discussion have focused solely on the 95% graduation rate goal. But it is important to understand this strategic plan focuses heavily on how to ensure graduating students have the appropriate skills. It is helpful to consider the Vision, Mission and Goal Statements of the plan collectively rather than focus attention on the Goal Statement in isolation.
Vision Statement: All WCPSS students will be prepared to reach their full potential and lead productive lives in a complex and changing world.
Mission Statement: WCPSS will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators, and critical thinkers.
Goal Statement: By 2020, WCPSS will annually graduate at least 95% of its students ready for productive citizenship as well as higher education or a career.
Yes. There is a 95% graduation rate goal. But this goal is richer and deeper than any single number, no matter how high, can convey.