Goal #1 – Equity
For any given measure of enrichment, rigorous achievement or opportunity (AP Classes, World Language, Honors, Advanced Courses, SAT, Educational Trips, etc.) the achievement or enrollment of students on free and reduced lunch will be equal to the proportion of students on free and reduced lunch in the general population. The 2019-2020 goal is to reduce any existing gap in performance or participation as measured by the Equity and Opportunity Index, with a long-range goal of eliminating all gaps by 2023 (Portsmouth 400).
Goal #2 – Opportunity
Expand opportunities for all students to access personalized learning pathways (intervention, enrichment, extended learning opportunities, internships, career pathways, etc.) and monitor for student success. The 2019-2020 goal is for expanded participation specifically in the areas of preschool, extended learning opportunities (ELOs), and dual enrollment college-level classes.
Goal #3 – Community
Clearly and purposefully communicate the work in the district to achieve our goals and engage the community in generating support and innovation to further this work and expand equity and opportunity. The 2019-2020 goal is to get feedback from a majority of households, and for 90% of parents surveyed to respond positively that they feel knowledgeable about district goals and priorities with avenues for engagement.
Goal #4 – Student Wellness
Establish baseline indicators for social and emotional learning (SEL) at each level and expand strategies for supporting all learners for success in schools. These strategies will include trauma-informed, schoolwide systems of support to improve the mental health, substance prevention, and overall wellbeing of all Portsmouth students.
Portsmouth School Board Approved: September 10, 2019