EDUCATION GOALS

 

EDG-1 Provide Highland County students with the best education possible.

 

 

EDUCATION OBJECTIVES

 

EDO-1 Promote the vocational, work-release and work-study programs in the public school system to

††††††††††† strengthen the skills of young people so they can be more marketable as local employees. Seek

††††††††††† apprenticeship programs for high school students.

 

EDO-2 Promote the preparation of students in the public school system for 4-year college programs or a

††††††††††† vocational career.

 

EDO-3 Promote a variety of extracurricular activities and organized athletic programs for Highland County

†††††††††††† students.

 

EDO-4 Promote the Community Mentors/Advisors Guild program to include a broader population of

†††††††††††† students. Find residents to share their specialized skills, expertise and experiences.

 

EDO-5 Promote the improvement of communication between employers, the school system and parents to

††††††††††† help develop education and training programs that balance needs and resources.

 

EDO-6 Promote more opportunities for adult technical education through expanded offerings of distance

††††††††††† learning courses or apprenticeship programs.

 

EDO-7 Encourage cooperation and communication with the home school community.

 

EDO-8 Promote the potential for ethnic diversity.

 

EDO-9 Promote the maintenance of a Drug Free Zone around school property.

 

 

 

       THE FOLLOWING ARE PROPOSED METHODS OF ASSISTING THE COUNTY IN ACHIEVING ITS EDUCATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

EDUCATION STRATEGIES

TARGET DATE

RESPONSIBILITY

 

EDS-1 Encourage local contractors and

†††††††††† businesses to establishapprenticeship

†††††††††† programs in conjunction with work-

†††††††††† release program in place in school

†††††††††† system.

 

 

 

 

December 2012

 

 

 

Superintendent

 

EDS-2 Continue to support and expand

††††††††††† extracurricular activities and year-

††††††††††† round athletic programs available to

††††††††††† Highland County students.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Board of Supervisors, Recreation Commission, Superintendent

 

EDS-3 Promote a structured mentor program

††††††††††† and Advisors Guild program and

††††††††††† promote existing program to both

††††††††††† students and adult County residents.

 

 

 

August 2012

 

 

Superintendent

 

EDS-4 Solicit and identify adult citizens who

††††††††††† would volunteer their time to

††††††††††† participate in a mentorís program and

††††††††††† Advisors Guild for Highland County

††††††††††† students.

 

 

 

 

August 2012

 

 

 

Superintendent

 

EDS-5 Continue to monitor and lobby the

††††††††††† General Assembly for programs that

††††††††††† benefit the local education system.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Board of Supervisors, Superintendent, School Board & REACH

 

EDS-6 Continue cooperation and

††††††††††† communication with home school

††††††††††† community.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Superintendent

 

EDS-7 Continue cooperation with school and

††††††††††† law enforcement to enforce and

††††††††††† maintain a Drug Free Zone around

††††††††††† school.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Superintendent and local law enforcement

 

EDS-8 Re-establish DARE or similar program in

††††††††††† the public schools.

 

 

August 2012

 

Superintendent and local law enforcement

 


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