Collaborating to ensure high levels of learning for all
District 45 is a collaborative community preparing students to successfully navigate a dynamic world.
In this philosophy, the learner uses existing knowledge to create unique solutions and navigate unpredictable situations – the power (choice and control) is transferred to the learner. In our District 45 community, we are all learners.
We believe in COMMUNICATION to build honest and open relationships; THEREFORE, we engage in collaborative, meaningful dialogue in which we hear and value all voices.
We believe in TRUST as essential to an empowered environment; THEREFORE, our actions and communications are open and honest, respectful of the common ground we share, and assume the best intentions — ultimately creating a safe and secure environment for all.
We believe in DIVERSITY by incorporating cultural backgrounds and experiences; THEREFORE, our community includes a vibrant culture where shared experiences and our celebration of differences create acceptance, relevance and inclusion for all.
We believe in ENGAGEMENT as a community fully engaged in the learning process; THEREFORE, we ensure all learners are immersed in meaningful experiences that foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
We believe in GROWTH as a continuous commitment to build high level learning and resiliency for now and in the future; THEREFORE, we have clarity on where we are, confidence in where we are going, and the perseverance to get there.
We believe in COLLABORATION to foster an interdependent learning community; THEREFORE, we engage in purposeful conversation and collective decision-making to develop/unleash the creativity in life long problem solvers.
We believe in HIGH LEVEL LEARNING through a student-by-student and skill-by-skill focus; THEREFORE, we are passionate risk-takers engaged in dynamic, purposeful, and personalized learning.
Relationships matter. We advance our mission and vision through trust and a unified commitment to the success of every learner.
Through a guaranteed and viable District-wide curriculum, students learn how to navigate unknowns by using their existing knowledge/skills to create unique solutions and take actions.
Our continuous improvement model ensures our commitment to sustainable excellence. As a result, the entire learning community chooses to invest and thrive in District 45. (i.e., students want to learn here; parents want to move here; staff want to work here.)
Learning is not limited by boundaries of brick and mortar. We design our spaces and utilize technology to promote the continued growth and success of all learners (parents, staff, students, community partners).
The budget development and review process prioritizes student learning. All expenditures support the District’s continuous improvement goals.
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The District 45 Strategic plan is kept current with a Tactical Plan of work. The District administration and staff work through tasks in the Tactical Plan to meet the goals of the Strategic Plan. To find out all the deeper work being done every day towards our Strategic Plan goals, take a look at the District 45 Tactical Plan.