York County School Division Strategic Plan

Rigorous Engagement

Updated September 2012

3. The York County School Division will engage all students in rigorous educational experiences.

  • The Division average class size at the elementary level will be at or below 20:1 for students in grades K-2 and 25:1 for students in grades 3-5, subject to available resources. The Division average class size in core classes at the secondary level will be below 30 students, subject to available resources. More »

  • The division will develop a new technology implementation plan by June 30, 2009, that provides greater access, more frequent and smaller upgrades, and service-oriented support of users. The plan will be reviewed and revised annually. More »

  • The division will continue to provide engaging, rigorous opportunities for student learning through multiple magnet/thematic programs.

  • By 2010, staff will review and make recommendations regarding the implementation of an assessment tool which measures critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving and written communication skills.*

  • Beginning in 2010 staff will integrate the use of digital technologies into curriculum guides to support the development of 21st Century learning skills.

  • The division will develop a plan by Oct. 1, 2009, for offering a new sequence of Career and Technical Education courses in at least one high school. The plan will be implemented by the start of the 2010-11 school year.

  • The number of high school students earning career and technical certifications, state licenses, or successfully completing national occupational assessment credentials will increase annually by 5 percent. More »

*Using an assessment of this nature could provide significant benefits. However, due to logistical, financial, and additional challenges, this objective was deferred until FY13.

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