Beliefs, Mission and Strategic Plan

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Our Mission

The mission of the Clear Creek Independent School District, the leader in visionary education, is to ensure that each student discovers and develops his or her unique talents and interests while realizing personal success and positively impacting their world through a new system distinguished by integrity, meaningful relationships, personalized learning, achievement, and a continuing commitment to Courage, Collaboration, Innovation, and Self-Direction.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe that:
  • People flourish only in a culture based on integrity

  • Today’s experiences are as valuable as tomorrow’s opportunities

  • One’s heartfelt passion creates limitless possibilities

  • Trust is built on what we do, not just what we say

  • Shared responsibility is essential to community success

  • Each person bears the responsibility to create his or her future

  • Each person possesses unique talents and creative ability

  • Everyone deserves to be physically and emotionally safe

  • Relationships are critical to meaningful teaching and learning

  • Respect for diversity strengthens community

  • The measure of any community is the success of its children

  • Each person deserves compassion and respect

Core Values

  • Trustworthiness
    Act with honesty in all that you do

  • Respect
    Value yourself and others

  • Responsibility
    Own your choices

  • Fairness
    Play by the rules and consider the needs of others

  • Caring
    Be kind to others

  • Citizenship
    Work to improve your school, community, and country

Objectives

  • Each student sustains a fulfilled life actualizing his or her personal talents and interests.

  • Each student optimizes his or her potential by continuously setting and achieving individual learning goals.

  • Each student actively enriches and advances his or her community and greater society.


Parameters

  • We will make all decisions based on the best interest of the student.

  • We will honor the dignity of each person.

  • We will operate in a culture of collaboration.

  • We will make optimal use of transformative technology.

  • We will protect and defend our local autonomy.

  • We will accept nothing less than excellence.

  • We will not compromise integrity in the pursuit of excellence.


Strategies

Strategy I: We will inspire learning through an array of personalized opportunities and experiences.

Action Plans:
  1. Curriculum and flexible scheduling that support student choice and personalized learning.
  2. Project based learning with appropriate assessment tools.
Strategy II: We will provide support to meet the needs and aspirations of each student.

Action Plans:

  1. Student mentorship opportunities at all levels.
  2. A systematic approach for instructional and behavioral supports for each student.
  3. A process to ensure consistent enrichment opportunities for each student.
Strategy III: We will ensure safe and nurturing learning environments.

Action Plans:

  1. Consistent district procedures for visitors on campus.
  2. Consistent district procedures for student arrival and dismissal.
  3. An intentional culture of school safety.
  4. A Common Behavior Framework to focus on the social and emotional well-being of all students and staff.
  5. Consistent training and drills for crisis response.
Strategy IV: We will ensure each student understands and is prepared to assume his or her role as a productive citizen.

Action Plans:

  1. Students develop the necessary character traits to apply themselves in any situation.
  2. A future-ready culture that fosters career exploration for grades 4-12 at all schools.
  3. Effective use of technology while learning at school, home, and in the community.
  4. Responsible use of technology while learning at school, home, and in the community.  
  5. Internship opportunities that are strategically aligned to all endorsement areas for secondary students working with business and corporations.
  6. Experiential learning opportunities designed to address effective communication and interpersonal skills in the classroom and beyond.

Strategy V: We will broaden and strengthen connections within our communities.

Action Plans:

  1. Engaged patrons.
  2. Processes that develop and maintain meaningful relationships within PK-12 communities.
  3. Processes that match needs and resources to maximize community partnerships.
  4. Service opportunities for all students to give back to the community.

Strategy VI: We will ensure mutual understanding and support through effective communication.

Action Plans:

  1. A comprehensive communication plan inclusive of all students, parents, staff and community.
  2. Improved internal communication for all employees.
  3.  Resources to increase parent awareness of campus and district information.
  4. Resources to increase parent ability to support their children academically.

Strategy VII: We will build capacity for organizational change.

Action Plans:

  1. A professional learning plan that provides varied and flexible opportunities.
  2. Enhanced employee mentorship programs.
  3. A district-wide system of Professional Learning Communities (PLC).
  4. Time and opportunities for job embedded professional learning.
  5. Reception, creation, and exploration of innovation.
  6. Increased leadership opportunities for all employees of CCISD.
  7. An instructional coaching model to facilitate the building of teacher capacity.

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