The first task of the Strategic Planning Committee was to adopt a new mission statement that reflected of the needs of the district. The mission statement was developed and approved by all committee members. From the mission statement, the group constructed a list of seven belief statements that the committee determined to fit the personality of the school community. After the belief statements were completed, the committee debated and authored the values, goals and strategies to obtain the district goals.
Information was collected by different committee members dealing with their specific assignment and brought back to the meetings. After the meetings were over, administrators and teachers were assigned to author specific sections of the plan with the information gathered at the meetings.
The mission of the Ambridge Area School District is to prepare all students to become knowledgeable and contributing members of a global society through programs emphasizing high academic achievement and technological opportunities, develop a strong sense of self-worth, and appreciate diversity and the importance of service to others.
In the Ambridge Area School District,
Our community should encourage and support its youth to succeed
Stakeholders should be actively involved in the educational process
An appreciation and respect for diversity enriches the learning experience
Every student should be challenged by a curriculum that maximizes their academic potential
The development of a positive self-esteem is necessary for individual growth
In the preparation of students to become life long learners in an ever changing global society
Accountability is essential for achieving high expectations