Catalina Foothills School District
Strategic Plan 2014-2020
Catalina Foothills School District, a caring and collaborative learning
community, ensures that each student achieves intellectual and personal
excellence, and is well prepared for college and career pathways.
Learning transfers to life beyond the Catalina Foothills School District
experience, enabling each student to flourish as a responsible citizen in the
Our Shared Core Values.
We believe that the human capacity to learn is boundless. Therefore, we embrace
the obligation to actualize the following shared core values to create a learning
environment that supports maximum achievement.
We invest in the intellectual and personal
achievement of each student, set high
expectations, and focus on continuous
We meet high ethical standards and practice
honesty and sincerity in relationships and
We accept and value the unique needs of all
students, and allocate resources to provide the
learning environment necessary to reach each
We inspire inquisitive thinking, exploration,
investigation, a thirst for knowledge, and a
desire to learn.
We believe in one’s personal capacity to make a
difference, invest in the hard work needed to
realize goals, and seek ways to continuously
We encourage critical thinking and problem
solving so that students explore and generate
new ideas to create something valuable and
BELONGING RISK TAKING.
We create a culture in which each student feels
safe, welcome, supported, included, and
We develop an environment where errors and
questions are welcomed as opportunities to
We care about others; express kindness,
concern, and empathy; and help others through
We help students focus, follow through on tasks
to completion, and seek ways to reach goals
when faced with obstacles.
We understand and accept the impact and
consequences of personal actions and decisions,
and recognize and fulfill obligations to self,
others, and the community.
We build the capacity to face, overcome, and
ultimately be strengthened by challenges.
OUR DEEP LEARNING GOALS.
1. Reduce the gap between current and desired student academic
• Increase the achievement of literacy and numeracy in all
academic content areas by addressing students’ diverse needs
• Develop knowledge and skills that transfer to college, careers,
and civic life.
2. Raise the engagement of students so they are highly motivated to set
and achieve increasingly challenging goals for deep learning.
• Develop positive academic mindsets so students are more
confident learners who feel they belong to the CFSD academic
community, succeed in their learning, grow their competence
with effort, and find value in their work.
• Develop the deep learning proficiencies of citizenship, critical
thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation,
communication, collaboration, and systems thinking (5c + s =
3. Partner with families and community to achieve our strategic
• Engage in regular meaningful communication about student
• Foster strong relationships with and among CFSD alumni.