Student Success Anchors

For those who are new to West Shore, several years ago we developed Why, What, and How statements. Our Why is our pledge to our school community to provide each student with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives. When as a District we are living into Our Why, our students are inspired, engaged, and empowered. You will see Our Why in action as we focus on the six student success anchors outlined in our Future Ready Comprehensive Plan.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies, practices, and protocols
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Adults know and care about each student
  • Teachers know what motivates and engages students
Social & Emotional Learning
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Growth Mindset
  • Habits of the Mind
Excellent Academic & Extra-Curricular Programs
  • Inclusive Programming
  • Highly Trained Staff
  • Up-to-Date Tools and Resources
  • Career Pathways
  • Ability for Students to Pursue Passions
  • Lifetime Activities
Student-Centered Teaching & Learning
  • Teacher as Facilitator
  • Student Voice And Choice
  • Educates The Whole Child
  • Career Paths (PACERS)
  • Work and Life Experiences
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Anytime, Anywhere Learning
Best Instructional Practices
  • Use of Data to Inform Planning and Instruction
  • Flexibility in Teaching/Learning Environment
  • Use of 21st Century Skills
  • Authentic Experiences (Project-Based, Performance Tasks, Etc.)
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (PLN, Collins)
Effective Curriculum
  • Aligned to Standards and Research-Based
  • Utilized to Plan for Units and Lessons
  • Relevant for Students
  • Implemented with Internal Consistency
  • Supported with District Approved Resources
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