District Mission & Long-Term Goals

District Mission

Broadalbin-Perth Central School District provides a stimulating and safe environment of success for lifelong learning. Students of all ages will develop intellectually, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically through the cooperative efforts of school and community, all striving for excellence.

Long-Term Goals

  • Structure the learning environment to better promote student achievement.
    • Broadalbin-Perth will develop a MAP (My Academic Plan) for each individual student, taking into consideration aptitudes, abilities, learning styles, past achievement, and interests.
      • By the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the district’s MAP team will finalize a template and outline procedures.
      • By the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, faculty will have used the final template and procedures to create a MAP for each individual student, pre-K through grade 12.
    • Broadalbin-Perth will structure the learning environment to be standards-based and student-centered by:
      • Clarifying the curriculum to ensure it aligns with standards in order to improve student proficiency;
      • Designing and utilizing multiple purposeful and reliable measures to gain a more complete understanding of each individual student’s progress toward meeting learning standards;
      • Using data to inform actions; and
      • Engaging students in the learning process.
    • District leaders will annually consider ways to creatively utilize the talents of all faculty to offer a variety of elective and mandatory courses to better help students prepare for college and careers.
    • By the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will institute an alternative schedule at the secondary level that maximizes existing human and capital resources.
    • Plan the school day around the academic, physical and social/emotional needs of students.
    • Extend learning time by utilizing technology and offering learning opportunities at non-traditional times (weekends, evenings, summer). These opportunities may include:
      • Blended learning classes;
      • Flipped classrooms;
      • Mini-courses;
      • Independent study; and
      • Credit recovery.
    • By the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will create opportunities for students to participate in learning activities outside of the traditional grade-level and academic subject grouping structures, including:
      • Grouping students to differentiate instruction, taking into consideration students’ learning styles; and
      • Encouraging students to explore their personal strengths as those strengths relate to the curriculum.
  • Design and maintain school facilities that better support evolving 21st-century learning needs.
    • By the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will house all of its elementary students in one building and all of its secondary students in another building so as to more efficiently and effectively meet all students’ needs.
    • By the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Broadalbin-Perth schools will have multipurpose learning spaces to accommodate a variety of non-traditional student groupings.
    • By the end of the 2015-16 school year, the instructional technology department will create a three-year plan that will ensure teachers and students have access to technology that helps them engage completely and seamlessly in the learning process.
    • By the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will encourage curiosity, entrepreneurship and innovation by providing facilities, resources and opportunities during and outside the school day for students to develop ideas individually or in groups.
  • Create a strengths-based culture throughout the school community.
    • Broadalbin-Perth will continue to cultivate a safe culture for learning by clearly communicating expectations and by using positive, proactive and engaging instructional techniques district-wide.
    • By the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will implement programs to help students, faculty and staff identify and cultivate their innate strengths.
    • By the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will increase the variety of extracurricular and athletic offerings for students to ensure each individual has sufficient opportunity to develop his or her strengths.
  • Fortify the school/home partnership to better encourage student success.
    • Broadalbin-Perth will continually improve communication between teachers and parents.
    • By the end of the 2015-16 school year, teachers will offer more opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s learning process.
    • By the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, teachers will use technology to provide parents with current information about their children’s schoolwork and academic progress on-demand.
    • By the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will begin dedicating staff time to collaborate with social services agencies to work with families in their homes or in the community.
  • Leverage federal, state and community resources to better prepare students for college and careers.
    • By the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will collaborate with area colleges and businesses to develop a career readiness curriculum for all students in prekindergarten through grade 12.
    • By the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will develop an internship program through which students can earn course credit while exploring their career interests in the community.
    • By the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will establish a mentoring program, matching students with trained peers and/or adults in the school or community.
    • By the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Broadalbin-Perth will create year-round opportunities for community members and representatives from business and community organizations to teach students job and life skills, wellness activities and hobbies.
    • Each year, Broadalbin-Perth will continue to aggressively pursue federal, state and corporate grants to fund the creation or expansion of innovative programs.
  • Exemplify the importance and benefits of lifelong learning.
    • Each member of the Board of Education will complete and track a minimum of 12 hours of professional development each school year.
    • Each year, Broadalbin-Perth will provide professional development opportunities that align with specific teacher needs, content knowledge, research-based approaches, the Danielson Framework for Teaching, and the skills required for teaching to high standards.
    • Through the A-PLUSS (Academy of Peer Learning: United for Student Success) program, Broadalbin-Perth will provide high-quality, differentiated professional learning opportunities for all teachers each school year.