Strategic Plan

ACST’s Strategic Plan guides our school's future plans and decision-making.  It is mission driven and was created using input from all stakeholders. The Board approved our Strategic Plan in May of 2018 and approved the Phasing Plan in October 2018. The Strategic Plan is modified every year as we accomplish our goals and readjust our objectives.

First page of the PDF file: StrategicPlanOne-Pager1

In conjunction with our Strategic Plan, ACST is undergoing our accreditation Self Study with Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA). This involves creating a Plan for Growth and Improvement. We have identified four objectives for ACST.

Middle States Plan for Growth and Development

Student Performance Objective #1: Reading

Student Performance Objective 1: By the year 2026-2027, students will demonstrate improved reading performance, as measured by,

A. 100% of students will meet their Fall to Spring growth projections on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment.

B. 100% of K-5 students will achieve a year's growth in reading as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment.

C. 85% of K-12 students will achieve proficiency in reading grades on end-of-year report cards.

Student Performance Objective #2: Writing

Student Performance Objective 2: By the year 2026-2027, students will demonstrate improved writing performance, as measured by,

A. 100% of students will meet their Fall to Spring growth projections on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment.

B. 100% of K-11 students will adequate yearly growth in writing as measured by ACST on-demand writing tasks.

C. 100% of grade 12 IB students will score a "C" or higher on their Extended Essays.

Organizational Capacity Objective #1: Foundational Documents In Action

Organizational Capacity Objective 1: By the year 2026-2027, the ACST community will integrate the school's foundational documents into teaching, learning, and student life, as measured by,

A. The integration of ACST Core Values and Learner Qualities into the curriculum.

B. The integration of ACST Foundational Documents into student life, professional learning, parent education, and community events.

C. The self-assessment of ACST Core Values and Learner Qualities integrated into K12 report cards.

Organizational Capacity Objective #2: Systems

Organizational Capacity Objective 2: By the year 2026-2027, ACST will increase its capacity to develop consistent and sustainable systems to define, assess, and monitor its success.

A. Student Support Services

B. Curriculum Development

C. Health & Wellness

D. Standards-Based Assessment, Grading, and Reporting

E. Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Growth

Opening Hearts

ACST has been opening the hearts of students, staff, and parents for 60 years. What began in 1959 with eight students in an old barn has become a special place where more than 5,000 students have come and opened their hearts to each other and to learning.

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