SET AND MEET HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL
STUDENTS IN ORDER TO PREPARE THEM FOR A PRODUCTIVE ADULT LIFE,
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP.
All West Haven students will demonstrate mastery in reading, writing and mathematics.
West Haven children will have access to and will complete a rigorous
curriculum in core areas of study, including language arts, science,
mathematics, social studies, the arts, foreign language, health,
physical education, and technology.
West Haven Board of Education will develop and adopt a uniform Core
Curriculum that will be reviewed and updated every three to five years
by a Curriculum Committee.
TO CREATE THE OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING BY MEETING THE FUNDAMENTAL NEEDS OF ALL LEARNERS.
Increase the availability of high quality preschool education to all eligible West Haven students.
All West Haven will recognize and value diversity.
All West Haven students will attend school in a safe, orderly, and disciplined environment.
All West Haven will be served by a unified system of regular, special and compensatory programs.
SET AND MEET HIGH STANDARDS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF TEACHERS AND
ADMINISTRATORS LEADING TO AND EVIDENCED BY IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING.
professional preparation and certification of West Haven educators will
reflect clear and widely accepted definition of the knowledge and
competencies needed by teachers and administrators to ensure that
students will achieve at high levels.
will be ongoing and systematic assessment and improvement of teacher
and administrator evaluation and professional development practices
which relate to West Haven’s educational goals for students.
West Haven educators will have access to substantive, appropriate
professional development activities that promote the continuous
improvement and modification of instruction leading to the success of
FOCUS RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY, EFFICIENTLY, AND EQUITABLY IN ORDER TO
INSURE THAT ALL WEST HAVEN STUDENTS ACHIEVE AT HIGH LEVELS.
West Haven student and teacher will have access to a technology rich
environment; and teachers, administrators and ancillary staff members
will be trained to use technology to improve instruction and student
West Haven School District will make more productive use of existing
resources and facilities and promote the schools as centers of community
West Haven Board of Education will collaborate with health and social
service agencies to improve services to students and their families.
TO INCREASE THE DISTRICT INVOLVEMENT OF ALL CITIZENS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION.
and family members must be active participants in each child’s academic
process and may demonstrate this by communicating with teachers,
counselors and administrators.
West Haven Board of Education will work collaboratively with education
professionals, other agencies and parents to offer a variety of programs
to increase parental knowledge of their children’s education process
order to strengthen the home/school/business/community partnership, the
West Haven Board of Education will develop strategies for involving
these partners in the West Haven Schools in a mutually beneficial and
EXPOSE ALL STUDENTS TO THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY.
Provide a meaningful technology curriculum for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
use technology as instructional tools within the various disciplines to
increase student motivation and to improve student achievement.
provide equal funding and appropriate access so that all students will
have the opportunity to interact with and learn from current technology.
A TEACHING AND LEARNING CLIMATE WHERE RACIAL, ETHNIC AND ECONOMIC
ISOLATION IS REDUCED AND THE DIVERSITY OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION IS
Continue to provide a racially balanced school system.
Provide a curriculum that strives to embrace and recognize the diversity of each individual.
Provide appropriate learning opportunities for all West Haven Board of Education staff.