Strategic Goal #1- Internal To provide a measurably effective and appropriate public college preparatory and holistic life skills education to a diverse group of students.
1. Student Achievement
Foster student achievement for diverse learners through the development and implementation of a program, which encourages individual strengths, expands each student's academic skills and content mastery and develops character.
Evaluate Spectrum Academy's curriculum in terms of our Mission and Charter; make any necessary recommendations for change
Create flexible curricula (or multiple pathways) for all students to reach their highest academic potential.
Improve test scores without compromising the educational mission of the school
Understand and address discrepancies in student achievement
Develop a long-range financial plan that assures the school's success and sustainability.
Align the budget process to support the attainment of the Mission and Strategic Plan
Ensure the fiscal soundness of the operating budget by ensuring the most efficient and optimal use of all resources
Develop funding strategies and programs which bridge the gap between Arizona's ADE allocation and the cost of delivering Spectrum Academy's college prep and life skills program to a diverse community of learners
Develop a Capital Campaign Plan to support the attainment and/or improvement of a long-term school site and peer-community village
Solicit private grants and scholarships
8. Charter Renewal
Develop a plan to renew Spectrum Academy's Charter when due and prepare a contingency plan should the Charter not be renewed.
Review the charter and Mission Statement
Understand the charter renewal process and develop a plan for renewal
Develop plans to ensure the long term viability of Spectrum Academy
Ensure compliance with legal requirements
Define, develop and sustain partnerships with the Arizona Department of Education, academic institutions including colleges and universities, community leaders and funders to obtain support for Spectrum Academy's Mission and Strategic Goals.
Develop and implement partnerships with each key group.
Develop partnerships with individuals and organizations who can support the school's long term viability
Develop partnerships with educators and educational organizations that share Spectrum Academy's Vision
Investigate opportunities for sharing resources with community partners
Secure a physical plant, which meets Spectrum Academy's current and future program needs.
Provide classrooms and other facilities sufficient to allow Spectrum Academy to meet its Mission
Secure a facility that we have sufficient control over that we can raise funds for purchase and/or tenant improvements
Investigate alternative physical plant plans including, but not limited to:
Lease of a new site
Purchase of a new site
Continue to make building improvements needed to deliver Gateway's program and meet school building code requirements for charter schools
Ensure the safety of the students and faculty
11. External Communication
Foster communication with funders and community to provide information and promote dialogue, involvement and support.
Improve awareness of, and support for, Spectrum Academy in Gilbert and statewide.
Develop and implement a plan for communicating with and motivating all interested constituents.
Share best practices with the educational community