APS develops six-year strategic plans with staff and community involvement to identify focus areas for school system improvement. Each year the School Board and the public receive reports on the progress made within each Strategic Plan goal area during the preceding year, with the opportunity for modifications to the Strategic Plan as warranted.
2011-17 Strategic Plan (PDF)
On September 22, 2011 the APS School Board adopted a new strategic plan for the 2011-12 through 2016-17 school years. This plan focuses on five important goal areas:
Goal 1: Challenge and Engage All Students
Goal 2: Eliminate Achievement Gaps
Goal 3: Recruit, Retain and Develop High Quality Staff
Goal 4: Provide Optimal Learning Environments
Goal 5: Meet the Needs of the Whole Child
Under each of these goal areas, APS has established strategies, desired outcomes and data sources to facilitate implementation and monitoring of the strategic plan. From the data sources, specific key performance indicators (KPIs) were developed to monitor progress. Data on these KPIs can be found in the division scorecard within the annual Strategic Plan reports and on the APS Dashboard, a new web-based tool that allows staff and the public to view graphic data displays and drill down for more details. The APS Dashboard can be accessed directly from the indicators in the Strategic Plan scorecard (starting on p. 18) or from the APS website at www.apsva.us/dashboard.