The Power of People & Possibilities: Strategic Plan 2024-2029

  • Ӱ Public Schools Strategic Plan, The Power of People & Possibilities, will help to guide the District’s decision making and focus our efforts in Ӱ Public Schools through 2029. While our commitment to providing each scholar with excellent educational experiences remains steadfast, we are expanding our focus to include holistic development and wellness for all as well as more intentionally preparing our scholars for post-secondary success. The Power of People & Possibilities emphasizes the role of all JPS community members in realizing our goals.


    Commitment 1: Innovative Teaching & Learning

    JPS  is committed to elevating scholar achievement by tailoring teaching and learning to each scholar's unique strengths, needs, cultures, interests, and aspirations. Our approach involves continuous innovation in classrooms, schools, and beyond. By fostering an environment that welcomes new ideas and diverse methods of learning, we aim to transform the educational experience into one that is engaging, relevant, and directly connected to each scholar’s life and future while never losing sight of the goal – scholar learning and development.

    Commitment 2: Talented Individuals & Teams

    All JPS  team members must maintain high expectations for themselves and others. Scholars excel when they are guided by adults who understand their unique needs and are skilled in facilitating high-quality and differentiated learning experiences. To achieve this, we will enhance our recruitment processes and increase our skills across the entire district, including our ability to maintain safe, functional, and supportive environments for all. While increasing our individual capacities is critical, it is also imperative that we increase our ability to work in cohesive and effective teams.

    Commitment 3: JPS Joy

    A joyful educational environment is foundational to learning and development. Joy in schools and across the district is cultivated through a holistic approach that prioritizes academic success and emotional well-being, creative expression, social connections, and personal fulfillment. We commit to fostering a sense of belonging, nurturing trusted relationships, while promoting the kind of risk-taking, engagement, and inquiry that are vital for lifelong learning throughout the district.

    Commitment 4: Organizational Effectiveness

    We are dedicated to fostering a district-wide culture of accountability and excellence that aligns with our Mission, Vision, Core Values, and strategic Commitments. Achieving our goals requires that all stakeholders adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and actively support our foundational principles. This commitment will be realized through meticulous planning, consistent utilization of systems and data analysis, and an unwavering dedication to professional development. Finally, more intentional partnerships and support for scholars and families to access community resources will allow the district to focus on delivering excellence in educational experiences.

    Commitment 5: Strong Finish

    Scholars thrive when they can connect what they do in school to their hopes and dreams for life after high school. Ӱ Public Schools is committed to putting every scholar on a pathway to post-secondary success, ensuring that they graduate college-ready and career-minded. The district endorses the state’s post-secondary attainment goal, Ascent to 55%, which supports efforts to increase the number of Mississippians with a degree, credential, or industry certification earned beyond high school. Through the strategic initiatives below, we will help all scholars identify and pursue pathways that align with their goals and interests, help them earn valuable credentials, and prepare them for success in education, employment, or enlistment.

Last Modified on June 19, 2024