ASD's strategic plan
Every child. At least one year's growth. Every year.
Destination 2020 is the district’s comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase student achievement. The plan focuses on improving the performance of every child to ensure at least one year’s academic growth each year. Destination 2020 is built on the district’s mission, vision and core values as outlined by the school board. Learn about how Destination 2020 was created and its components.
Educate all students for success in life
All students will graduate prepared for post-secondary and employment opportunities.
Strategies and Initiatives
|Strategies||Current Initiatives||Implementation school years|
Comprehensive K-12 curriculum – and differentiated instruction – to ensure every child reaches his/her potential
|1. Implement Common Core State Standards and align curriculum and professional development||X||X||X||X||X|
|2. Implement Response to Instruction||X||X||X||X|
|3. Replace K-8 math program||X||X||X|
Long-range financial planning to maximize the resources in the classroom
|1. Create fiscal plan with cost-driver modeling||X|
|2. Revamp budget process and communication||X|
|3. Enhance audit approach and financial controls||X|
|4. Implement and enhance management review changes||X||X|
|5. Partner/merge services with Municipality of Anchorage and community entities||X||X|
Effective external stakeholder engagement so the district is the community
|1. Develop and implement external communication plan||X|
|2. Prioritize Native education services with Native community||X|
Enhance and focus programs to improve overall effectiveness
|1. Develop a comprehensive staff evaluation system based on effectiveness||X||X||X|
|2. Determine what school choice means at ASD||X||X||X|
|3. Improve Student Nutrition's product, service and efficiency||X||X||X|
|4. Develop a five-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) plan||X||X|
|5. Create bond and capital improvement planning based on objective need||X|
|6. Approve more rigorous and appropriate graduation requirements||X|
|7. Start exploring a change in school calendar - year, day, start/end time||X||X|
Goals and performance measures
The district's Performance Goals and Measures report is a component of the Destination 2020 plan. This report assesses the expectations outlined below by the Anchorage School Board.
- 90 percent of students will be proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics
- 90 percent of students will graduate high school
- Every student will attend school at least 90 percent of the time
- 90 percent of parents recommend their child’s school to others
- 100 percent staff and students feel safe at school
- Operational efficiency
Download printable versions of Destination 2020:
BUDGET AND LONG-RANGE FINANCIAL PLANNING
The district budgets its resources based on the strategic plan outlined within Destination 2020.
REPORTS TO THE COMMUNITY
The district's annual report to the community is published each fall.
The district’s comprehensive report to the school board on academic achievement.
These reports assess district and school performance toward meeting the Destination 2020 objectives.
Linking hundreds of community businesses to our schools for meaningful and effective partnerships.
Supporting the goal of a 90% graduation rate by the year 2020.