Utilizing the abundant resources of the Chilkat Valley and in collaboration with its communities, the Haines Borough School District empowers students to be contributing members of society and critical thinkers prepared for individual success.
The Haines Borough School District is dedicated to Excellence in educating all students to achieve their full potential through actively:
•fostering a culture of inclusion that honors diversity and is founded on safety, respect, and responsibility;
•creating meaningful learning opportunities for intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth;
•maintaining a healthy and supportive school community where together we thrive by demonstrating adaptability, resilience, empathy, and resourcefulness; and
•providing a rigorous academic curriculum, fine arts instruction, career and technical education, and extracurricular activities.
INDICATORS OF SUCCESS
•80% of students in grades K-2 will be at grade level benchmark and/or show one year’s growth in reading as measured by DIBELS
•80% of students in grades 3-10 will be proficient and/or show one year’s growth in reading, math, and science as measured by NWEA MAP (10th grade is only science)
•100% of students will complete a post-secondary plan prior to graduation
•100% of students will graduate on time
•100% of students will complete “Alaska Ready” courses (avalanche awareness, hunter’s safety, CPR, and cold-water safety) prior to graduation
TARGET FOR EXCELLENCE NUMBER ONE
The Haines Borough School District will deliver a rigorous academic curriculum based on meaningful learning opportunities where students are empowered to be critical thinkers and contributing members of society. We do this through a rigorous academic curriculum that includes fine arts instruction, vocational education, and extracurricular activities.
What? 80% of students in grades K-10 will meet or exceed grade level academic indicators and/or show one year’s growth
How? The Haines Borough School District will implement a robust multi-tiered support system (MTSS) that utilizes data gathered on formative, summative, and benchmark assessments
What? 100% of students will graduate on time and have a completed plan for a post secondary pathway
How? The Haines Borough School District will implement a college/career management system that supports ongoing classroom and individual planning efforts. In addition, students will complete onsite and/or virtual visits to college/career institutions, schedule and complete required test protocols, and participate in career based internships.
Deep dive every October with review in May
TARGET FOR EXCELLENCE 2
Community and Family Engagement Excellence
The Haines Borough School District will partner with families and abundant community resources to promote shared values of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth.
What? 100% of teachers and parents will participate in focused activities that promote values of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth
How? The Haines Borough School District will host and track parent participation in teacher conferences, family nights, volunteer logs, and other parent/partnership activities during the school year
TARGET FOR EXCELLENCE 3
The Haines Borough School District will foster a culture of innovation, respect and responsibility, attract and retain highly effective employees, and facilitate an environment of open and transparent communication.
What? 80% of stakeholders will give a score of “Satisfactory” or above on an end of year communication assessment
How? Review of communication protocols, implementation of communication management systems (BLOOMZ), and an upgrade of current tech platforms (website, Powerschool, etc.)
**What?**The HBSD will retain 90% of employees on an annual basis
**How?**Fostering positive staff relationships while strengthening recruitment, mentoring, and onboarding for new hires and the continued professional growth of all experienced staff
Deep dive every August
TARGET FOR EXCELLENCE 4
School Climate and Culture of Excellence
The Haines Borough School District will ensure an inclusive and healthy school culture that honors diversity and is founded on safety, respect, and responsibility.
**What?**Given yearly, student well-being survey results will increase by 5% in every category as compared to baseline data
**How?**Through a comprehensive guidance program that is supported by all staff. This will include the support of community partnerships, state resources, and student driven school experiences