Mission and Goals

Vision of Santa Cruz City Schools

Create and support a learning environment that challenges and enables students to achieve their highest potential.

Core Values – We believe...

Public schools are the foundation of our democracy
Every person has intrinsic worth
In treating people with dignity and respect
High standards and expectations foster greater achievement
Each of us shares responsibility for the welfare of our community
Diversity is an asset in our community
Honesty and integrity are essential in building relationships
Schools must provide access and equity
People thrive in safe environments

Santa Cruz City Schools' Six Strategic Goals

1.  All SCCS students will be prepared to successfully access post-secondary college and career opportunities.
2.  SCCS will create positive, engaging school environments that promote the development of cognitive skills and the social emotional well-being of all students.
3.  We will eliminate the achievement gaps that currently exist between demographic groups within the SCCS student community.
4.  We will develop a highly collaborative, professional culture focused on supporting effective teaching.
5.  SCCS will maintain a balanced budget and efficient and effective management.
6.  SCCS will maintain strong communication and partnerships with its diverse community.

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