Long Range Plan

District Mission & Beliefs

The Mission of the Harlem Consolidated School District, as a vital part of the community, is to help diverse learners realize their unlimited potential by providing an educational program dedicated to academic excellence and the development of strong character in a safe and respectful learning environment.
  • We believe each individual has unlimited potential to reach his or her goals and ambitions.
  • We believe that every student has an equal right to a quality education that builds on his or her individual strengths and needs.
  • We believe in interrupting inequities within our system which prevent students from realizing their unlimited potential.
  • We believe in fostering individual academic, social and character growth and development of the learner.
  • We believe the Harlem Consolidated School District, its families, and the Community as a whole, are equally vital partners in the pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • We believe every person has the right to learn and work in a safe, non-threatening environment.
  • We believe in effective and responsible use of our resources.

Goal #1 - All students, through extensive curriculum opportunities and innovative technology, will be college and career ready.

STRATEGY 1:

By February 2017, the District will assess the current HoLA (Harlem Language Academy)/ English Learner Program implementation plan based on the needs of our English Learners.
MONITOR:
Plan Development

STRATEGY 2:

By February 2017, upon the completion and review of the 1:1 Technology Pilot Program, a recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education
regarding the future use of technology in
the classroom.
MONITOR:
Technology in the Classroom Proposal

STRATEGY 3:

By August 2017, the Education Committee will establish a target goal and an instrument to measure adequate yearly growth in math and reading (pre-k 8).
MONITOR:
Standard Development

STRATEGY 4:

By August 2017, the District will establish standards for college and career readiness for grades 7-12 based on the guidance Illinois School Board of Education
MONITOR:
Standard Development

STRATEGY 5:

By February 2018, the task force will develop a coherent and consistent program proposal that further addresses the needs of Gifted and High Achieving
students grade K-6.
MONITOR:
Program Proposal

STRATEGY 6:

By June 2018, the District will assess our current CEANCI programs based on the Framework for Quality Programs of Study, in order to address the strengths and weaknesses of our career and technical education programming grades 7-12.
MONITOR:
Student participation level in CEANCI
programs

STRATEGY 7:

By June 2018, the District will conduct a Program Review of the current early childhood programming and create a plan to provide early childhood education to all students meeting the at-risk criteria.
MONITOR:
Plan Completion

STRATEGY 8:

By June 2020, the District will conduct a Fine Arts Program Review and develop a coherent and consistent curriculum that addresses the needs of students PreK-12.
MONITOR:
Fine Arts Curriculum Development

STRATEGY 9:

By June 2021, the 4-year graduation rate will be 90%.

Goal #2 - Equip students with 21st Century skills incorporating practical experiences that contribute to the success of their community.

STRATEGY 1:

By June 2018, the Harlem School District will align instructional strategies and partnerships with local businesses to develop internships, work study, and job shadowing experiences grades 9-12.
MONITORING SUCCESS:
Internship Opportunities
Work Study Experiences
Job Shadowing Experiences

STRATEGY 2:

By August 2018, the District will develop a service learning process for elementary through high school based on the Harlem School District Service Learning Plan.
MONITOR:
Grade Level Projects
Department Level Projects

STRATEGY 3:

By August 2020, the District will implement a comprehensive Pre-K-12 program addressing the process of the 4C’s (Critical Thinking, Communication,
Collaboration, Creativity) of 21st Century
skills to support student skill development in all academic areas.
MONITORING SUCCESS:
Program Implementation

Goal #3 - Create an environment that promotes the social, emotional and physical growth of all students and staff.

STRATEGY 1:

By June 2018, the District will develop a proposal for the development and implementation of wellness initiatives which address physical, social and emotional needs of staff and students.
MONITOR:
Plan Completion

STRATEGY 2:

By August 2019, the District will assess the current social and emotional programming District-wide and develop a comprehensive plan to address student
social and emotional needs.
MONITOR:
Plan Completion

Goal #4 - The District will effectively and efficiently communicate with all stakeholders in a transparent and inclusive environment.

STRATEGY 1:

By August 2017, the District will develop a building-specific parent resource guide that outlines the social/emotional and academic supports and services the school offers for students.
MONITOR:
Resource Guide Completion

STRATEGY 2:

By August 2018, a task force of internal and external stakeholders will evaluate the current communication plan and develop strategies to increase
transparency in communication
between all stakeholders.
MONITOR:
Evaluation and Plan Completion

STRATEGY 3:

By August 2018, the District will begin the implementation of Partnership for Academically Successful Students (PASS) program facilitated by Pacific
Educational Group, or its equivalent,
which will focus on a process to gain multiple family perspectives about student success.
MONITOR:
Program Implementation

Goal #5 - Generate and maintain customs that foster a culture of Harlem Pride for past, present, and future generations.

STRATEGY 1:

By June 2018, a task force will assess our current programs and activities that recognize the accomplishments of students and staff and develop a plan that supports a culture of pride.
MONITOR:
Plan completion

STRATEGY 2:

By June 2018, the District will create and implement an alumni relations plan.
MONITOR:
Plan completion

Goal #6 - The District will assess and utilize a District-wide building and facility maintenance cycle.

STRATEGY 1:

By August 2018, the District will complete the installation of secured entrances at all elementary buildings.
MONITOR:
Plan completion

STRATEGY 2:

By August 2019, the District will complete renovations that bring one set of restrooms at each elementary school to ADA standards.
MONITOR:
Plan completion

STRATEGY 3:

By January of each school year, the District will review the Facilities, Life Safety Plans, and building level requests to continually prioritize and complete ongoing building maintenance and facility upgrades.
MONITOR:
Plan completion