Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A BRIGHT Future.
In an environment of high expectations, high support, and no excuses, the staff of Federal Way Public Schools will continually learn, lead, utilize data, and collaborate to ensure our scholars have a voice, a dream, and a bright future.
Our Core Beliefs
- We believe that EVERY scholar can learn at the highest level.
- We believe that race, socioeconomics, language, cultural background, and other exceptionalities should not be predictors of student achievement.
- We believe that our scholars must have voice, see themselves in their schooling, and be connected to the adults that teach them.
- We believe that what we do in the classroom every day has the greatest impact on student learning.
- We believe that we must continually learn and grow in our practice if we are to meet the needs of all scholars.
- We believe that we must intentionally collaborate and use data as a guide to improve our practice.
- We believe that our families are critical partners each child’s learning.
Goal 1 - The Early Years: Building the Foundation
Every student scholar will enter kindergarten ready to learn with the social/emotional skills that will propel each student to meet or exceed grade level standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics by the end of third grade.
Goal 2 - Whole Child: Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals
Every student scholar will be empowered and prepared to develop personal responsibility in order to be positive, productive members of society.
Goal 3 - Active Learners: Engaged, Empowered Critical Thinkers
Every student scholar will be empowered with ownership of their education and be fully engaged in becoming critical and creative thinkers.
Goal 4 - Content-Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects
Every student scholar will receive equitable opportunity for success, and will meet or exceed standards of performance in all subjects by the end of each grade.
Goal 5 - Persistence to Graduation: High School Graduation Through Successful Transitions
Every student scholar will successfully navigate the critical transitions in their schooling, and will graduate from high school ready for college, career, and post-secondary experiences.