Goals of the Ashford Board of Education
Curriculum: Ensure a Kindergarten to 8th grade curriculum that challenges students to use methods of inquiry to solve problems, think critically, and to express themselves creatively and effectively.
Financial: Develop a budget that ensures the best possible education while being fiscally responsible to taxpayers.
Culture: Foster an environment of physical and emotional health and wellness for all. Support a community that recognizes professional expertise and provides diverse opportunities that enhance teaching and learning.
Community Relations and Facilities: Provide opportunities for enhanced community engagement and serve as a leader for Ashford in enhancing energy efficiency, developing a maintenance and restoration plan that extends the school’s useful life and demonstrates environmental responsibility.
Ashford School Vision, Mission and Motto
Vision Statement: Empowered Learners Striving for Positive Change
Mission Statement: Ashford School learners engage in authentic EXPERIENCES to DISCOVER their passions, STRIVE for excellence, CONNECT with their community and the world, and CONTRIBUTE in positive and meaningful ways.
Motto: We Optimize Learning For (WOLF) All
- Continue to create, refine and document our project-based learning practices with a focus on key knowledge, understandings and skills from each subject area, technology integration, interdisciplinary themes, and real world connections
- Ensure that all students have ownership in creating and monitoring a unique set of instruction and assessment experiences, in the areas of academic, social, physical and behavioral learning, appropriate for them as individuals with varied strengths, readiness, interests, and motivations.
- Deliberately develop and measure the habits of mind found in our mission statement: autonomy, collaboration, communication (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), creativity, critical thinking, cultural competency, innovative problem solving, motivation to learn, perseverance, reflection, self-control, through all learning opportunities.
- Enhance the effectiveness and creativity of our collegial work and learning by connecting all work to the school mission, performing mindfulness practices, and increasing self-reflection and self-assessment among all staff.