Adaptive planning for our future

Preparing our students for the real world

We believe that all of our students should leave our schools ready for whatever their futures hold. Ultimately, today’s students will be tomorrow’s workforce, citizenry and community members. It’s our job to as public schools to prepare them with the skills, attributes and experiences they will need to succeed.

That why we're engaging in an adaptive planning process to help us define actions to ensure we're responsive to the needs of our students now and into the future.

Unlike a traditional strategic plan of the past, adaptive planning allows us to be more flexible and responsive to the ever-changing needs of our students, our community and our world. It focuses less on long-term organizational goals and objectives, and more on individual and small-group actions that make a difference in the "here and now." It reflects the desires of our community, while also leveraging the insights and reflections of our teachers, administrators and support staff (the experts) who work with our students every day.

Our new adaptive plan will be made up of two pieces: Portrait of a Graduate and the World’s Best Workforce Plan.

What is the Portrait of a Graduate?
The Portrait of a Graduate is a document that helps set a vision for what we want our students to experience during their time in Stillwater Area Public Schools. It defines the skills, attributes and experiences our stakeholders believe students need for success after high school. The Portrait of a Graduate was developed based on extensive community input.

What is World’s Best Workforce (WBWF)?
WBWF is a detailed plan outlining how the district will equip students to be competitive and ready for college, trade school, the military or career.

One page summary of our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.