The first goal of the APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan is that every student will have plan for his or her future.
At every grade level, students are developing plans. To ensure success, every student has a team of caring adults who share the responsibility of pushing them toward the finish line, including teachers, counselors, administrators and family members.
APS staff member Brenda Darveau, who is also a proud mother of two Peoria Elementary School students, sat down with her second grader to ask him about his plan.
Brenda asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“I want to be a cop or a professional skateboarder,” Vincent Darveau said to his mother. When asked which goals he would like to accomplish this school year, Vincent said, “I would like to advance from reading level H to Z, and get more active in sports.”
Even as a second grader, Vincent is thinking about the future and the necessary skills he will need to implement his plan. His plan may change, but that’s okay! He has an awesome community of people who will be there to support him every step of the way.
As a junior at Hinkley High School, Alonso Jaquez has taken his plan from conception to implementation. Hinkley counselor Courtney Dauer sat down with Jaquez to inquire about his plan. For Jaquez, college has been on his mind since he started high school.
Dauer asked, “What have you done to prepare for the future with regard to your academic plan?”
“I am currently preparing for the future by taking as many college credit courses as possible,” said Jaquez. “By the time I leave Hinkley to go off to college, I plan to have an Associate of Science degree just like my cousin Cecila.”
Jaquez is considering attending the Colorado School of Mines or University of Colorado Boulder to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.
When you see APS students, ask them about their plans! You may be in a position to help a student bring their goals to fruition. In APS, we believe families, staff and community members share the responsibility for student achievement.