Comprehensive Planning

 
Background
 
For the past three decades, the North Allegheny School District has been committed to the concept and process of strategic planning. The North Allegheny School District served as a pioneer in the development of strategic thinking and planning in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During the 2012-2013 school year, the North Allegheny School District embarked on the development of a Comprehensive Plan as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).  The Comprehensive Plan has evolved from the former eStrategic Plan that consisted of six separate reports and was approved by PDE in March 2014.  This Plan will shape the work and decisions of the District for the next six years beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. 

 

Mission Statement
 
The mission of the North Allegheny School District is to prepare all students for success in a changing world.
 
Vision Statement
 
The vision of the North Allegheny School District is to be a premier school district that inspires excellence in academics, athletics, arts, and activities for every student every day.
 
Shared Values
 
We will exceed the expectations of those we serve. 
 
We believe:
  • All individuals can learn.
  • Learning is a life-long process that occurs inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Learning occurs best in a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment.
  • Effective teaching is both an art and a science that results in increased levels of critical thinking, achievement, and growth.
  • Embracing, valuing, and promoting diversity enriches our community and learning experiences.
  • Integrity, trust, compassion, and open communication are hallmarks of an excellent educational community.
  • Educational excellence requires effective leadership, high expectations, teamwork, and the responsible utilization of resources.
  • Collaboration among students, parents, staff, and community enriches our ownership of the educational process.

Goals

 
North Allegheny’s Internal Comprehensive Planning process resulted in the development of six major Goals through which the District can realize its Mission. The Goals also provide the foundation or framework upon which the District’s Administrative Work Plan is built. Goals possess the inherent power to guide the actions of the organization. They are a broadly stated means of deploying resources and energy within the District. The Goals in the North Allegheny School District include:     

Goal #1 -  We will promote the achievement of all students at the highest level of their individual abilities in order to be recognized as a top 100 school district.

 
Goal #2 - We will provide a safe, welcoming, and well-maintained learning environment.
 
Goal #3 - We will maximize efficiencies in all areas of the District for the continuous improvement and optimization of resources.
 
Goal #4 - We will offer a dynamic curriculum and a quality professional development program that stimulate teaching and learning.
 
Goal #5 - We will innovate our educational practices and become leaders in technology integration.
 
Goal #6 - We will foster a collaborative culture that develops and capitalizes on proactive decision-making at every level.