ASD School Board Goals

2013 - 2018 ASD School Board Goals

Adopted July 25, 2013

The District Board Goals were developed after the Administration reviewed all planning documents including strategic plans, grant applications and information from stakeholders. These Goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework and the Board of Directors identified them as achievable while pursuing a balanced education for each student.

The Allentown School District will improve growth and learning for all students through the following goals:

Goal 1: Pathways to Success

Through the Pathways to Success, ALL students will gain skills necessary for college or career readiness, including leadership and collaborative skills, positive work attitudes, analytical skills and creativity.

  • Collegiate Options (AP/Dual Enrollment – Community and area colleges)
  • Career /Trade School Options (LCTI, Technical College, Certificate/Technical exams
  • Apprenticeships & Career Options (Internships, career shadowing, preparation and placement)
  • Individualized Transition Plan (Portfolio)

Goal 2: Balanced Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

ALL students will be engaged in learning through a balanced liberal arts curriculum, supported by rigorous, aligned and sequential instruction and assessment, focused on developing the whole child.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Language and Literacy
  • Social Studies
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Health and Physical Education

Goal 3: Safety Nets

Barriers to student learning will be addressed consistently and promptly through an articulated continuum of support focused on increasing achievement and graduation rates for ALL students.

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Tiered Intervention for Academics, Discipline & Attendance (whole group, small group, individualized)

Goal 4: Community Engagement

ASD will engage the community in supporting the academic growth, physical and social development, and career readiness of ALL students.

  • Community School Partnerships
  • College & University Partnerships
  • Health Care Provider Partnerships
  • Community Partner Apprenticeships
  • Community Partner Internships
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Parental Involvement
  • ASD Alumni

Goal 5: Student-Centered Decision Making

Each student will be surrounded by a network of District staff focused on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of the whole child.

  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Administrators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech