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Emerging Stronger: Five Year Strategic Plan


A Message from Superintendent Scott Elder

Superintendent Scott Elder

Nearly a year ago, we reached out to our community with a question. What should our students know and be able to do when they leave Albuquerque Public Schools?

Members of our school board hosted community conversations at schools around Albuquerque. They met with families new to this country, Spanish speakers, tribal representatives, neighborhood groups, non-profits, and student organizations. We followed those up with online surveys, hoping to engage as many of you as possible. We gathered input from 2,024 parents, students, educators, and other community members.

So what did we hear?

You want students to be able to read, write, and communicate, among a host of other priorities. And you want them to leave APS with confidence, empathy, and time and self-management skills.

We used your input as the foundation for our new five-year goals and to establish the values we will cling to as we set out to make those goals a reality.

How do we achieve the goals? The strategic plan is our road map. It focuses everything we do at APS around our core mission of educating students, ensures that everyone at the district knows their role in achieving the goals, and demands that people be held accountable when they don’t.

This is the first time the APS administration and board have collaborated on a plan that assigns specific actions with the expectation that student outcomes will improve over five years. The lives of our students will improve if we succeed, but we can’t do it alone. We need everyone from parents and community leaders to our unions and elected officials to work with us to make this happen.

More on Goals and  Guardrails

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 Board of Education Page 

Emerging Stronger Introduction

Student Outcomes Focused Governance

APS Strategic Plan

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