In 2016, a group of parents, staff, students, and community members created a Strategic Plan for AISJ. A new Mission Statement and Vision Statement were two of the items the Strategic Planning Committee worked on and created during this time.
The Mission Statement reflects our reason for existence and inspires a better future. It communicates what the school aspires to become and answers the questions: “What is our enduring core purpose?” and “Who are we most concerned about serving?”
The Vision Statement articulates our preferred future and consists of vivid and positive language that is concrete and specific and it answers the question: “What do we envision we will create on our way to achieving our Mission?”
Mission Outcomes are measurable end results that are directly related to the purposes of our mission. They stretch out no more than 5 years and provide evidence that the Mission is being achieved. They answer the question: “For what system-wide outcomes will the school be held accountable?”
By 2021, each learner
Actively engages in the pursuit of knowledge.
Demonstrates the active pursuit of dreams.
Develops skills of a global citizen while actively contributing to the community.
Core Values are explicit expressions of the fundamental values and deep abiding convictions of AISJ. They represent a common ground on which all AISJ members stand on and forms the foundation upon which the rest of the plan is built. It answers the question: “Who are we?”
We believe that quality education has the power to make a positive impact on individuals and societies.
We believe that honesty and integrity build a culture of transparency and trust.
We believe that Passion and commitment motivate, inspire, and empower life-long learners.
We believe that a school community thrives when there is open communication and collaboration.
We believe that respect cultivates positive relationships.
We believe that helping others benefits communities and leads to personal growth.
Embracing cultural diversity develops relationships and enriches life.
Strategies describe HOW the school will achieve its Mission, Vision, and Mission Outcomes. It answers the question: “What must we do as a system to ensure the achievement of our Mission Outcomes, and ultimately, our Mission and Vision?”
STRATEGY #1: COMMUNICATION
We will utilize an effective communication system to address both internal and external communications in order to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Mission Outcomes.
AISJ has an established communications protocol (policies, and procedures) that provides clear, concise, and timely information for all stakeholders.
AISJ uses a systematic communication protocol that provides clear, concise, and timely information for all stakeholders.
AISJ chooses innovative technology in order to ensure effective and timely communication to all stakeholders.
STRATEGY #2: STAFF
We will attract, recruit, and retain excellent staff in order to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Mission Outcomes.
AISJ has a clear policy and process for professional development that provides opportunities for learning and growth.
AISJ has a program to motivate and retain high quality staff.
AISJ offers all employees competitive employment packages and equitable pay scales.
AISJ has a systematic process for attracting and recruiting high quality staff both locally and internationally.
AISJ has clear and communicated HR policies and procedures.
STRATEGY #3: CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
We will systematically review and appropriately modify and/or adapt our curriculum alignment, instructional practices, and assessments in order to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Mission Outcomes.
The annual AISJ curriculum development process includes reviewing, updating and monitoring alignment of the standards, instructional practices, and assessment.
AISJ has a learning cycle that integrates teaching, assessing, analyzing data, adapting instruction and providing timely feedback to students and parents.
Professional Development related to the learning cycle is differentiated according to school-wide, divisional, and individual staff needs.
AISJ uses an annual systematic process that ensures the learning cycle is implemented using research based instructional practices.
AISJ students are assessed on adopted standards using reliable and valid practices.
AISJ integrates technology to support an innovative and rigorous curriculum.
STRATEGY #4: CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
We will promote, practice, and celebrate co-curricular programs throughout our school in order to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Mission Outcomes.
AISJ community members facilitate quality and diverse co-curricular programs dedicated to student success and increased participation.
Student achievement and involvement is consistently celebrated in a timely manner by the school community.
AISJ has positive partnerships with parents that enrich our co-curricular programs.
AISJ has positive partnerships with local community organizations that enrich our co-curricular programs.
AISJ students participate in community service programs facilitated by AISJ community members.