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Strategic Vision

Founded in 1890, Forest Hills School District is a place where all members of the community come together to support high-quality education. To maintain this tradition of excellence, in 2016-17, the district adopted an updated strategic plan that was developed with input from stakeholders. This plan sets a vision for Forest Hills and helps ensure continued engaging and empowering opportunities for students so they excel now and in the future.


Striving to ensure success for all students.


Empower each student to achieve personal success every day.


We believe learning . . .                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Occurs in different ways, depending on abilities, readiness, and interests.
  • Takes place through research, questioning, exploring, experimenting, and problem-solving.
  • Requires inclusion of reading, writing, numeracy, and digital literacy in all content areas.
  • Occurs by acquiring skills and knowledge, and application of what is learned to other contexts.
  • Requires active and social collaboration and interaction.
  • Takes place when learners are secure, valued, and able to take risks.
  • Is engaging, meaningful, purposeful, and challenging.
  • Includes reflection and requires learners to be responsible for their learning.


  1. Prepare students for post-graduation success through rigorous, learner-empowered approaches; core content and real-world application.

    - provide developmentally-responsive, personalized learning, and career pathway opportunities to enhance content knowledge and competencies of character, citizenship,      
      collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
    - provide a balanced system to measure student performance and mastery of standards and skills.
    - provide multi-tiered systems of support to enhance academic, behavioral, and social/emotional growth.
  2. Provide improved learning for students through a framework of job-embedded learning and collaboration for educators. 

    - provide systems designed to recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified professionals.
    - provide multiple approaches to develop effective teaching and learning strategies, a culture of collaboration, and leadership.
    - provide a staff evaluation model to support personal and professional growth requiring accountability for student growth and performance.
  3. Provide a safe, secure, and inclusive culture by fostering personal responsibility and the well-being of students and staff.

    - provide personalized opportunities for students to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
    - provide high quality co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students to excel in the classroom and beyond.
    - provide opportunities for all stakeholders to actively engage in a positive school
  4. Demonstrate responsible stewardship of taxpayer investments through efficient, equitable, and transparent resource allocation.

    - provide evidence of efficient use of resources to enhance academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular performance and growth.
    - provide evidence of participation in stakeholder-related, decision-making processes.
    - provide data-informed strategies to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate district programs, policies, and procedures.
  5. Deliver multi-source communications through informative, proactive, and real-time channels.

    - provide multiple forms of district and community-wide communications.
    - provide accessible, relevant information on a consistent basis.
    - provide student, staff, parent, and community opportunities for input and feedback.
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