The mission of the Ashland Independent School District, as a standard for excellence in Kentucky and the nation, is to ensure for each student a globally comprehensive education in a positive, nurturing environment which provides individualized learning opportunities, produces responsible citizens, and instills a desire for lifelong learning through quality instructional programs, sound fiscal management, visionary leadership, and a partnership involving home, school, and community.
We believe that all people can learn.
We believe that education is a lifelong building process.
We believe that education is a partnership involving the home, the school, and the community.
We believe that excellence is a standard that promotes success.
We believe that high expectations improve individual achievement.
We believe that each person is of inherent worth.
We believe that every person has the potential to contribute to society.
We believe that individual differences are assets.
We believe that each person deserves an equal opportunity to learn.
We believe that people do best in a positive environment.
We believe that positive self-esteem enhances the learning process.
We believe that improvement is possible in all things.
We believe that both trust and honesty are necessary for effective human relationships.
We believe that people make a difference by working together.
To ensure that 100% of Ashland Independent School District's students graduate and make a successful transition to productive work and/or post-secondary education.
To ensure that 100% of Ashland Independent School District's students are performing at expected achievement levels.
To ensure that all students achieve the desired expectations in academic achievement, well-being, self-sufficiency, and responsible group membership.
We will implement a sound fiscal management plan that enhances all aspects of the mission and objectives of the district.
We will develop and implement an ongoing, comprehensive plan for facilities.
We will develop, implement, and assess a comprehensive technology plan for management and instruction.
We will employ a formal internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing program.
We will develop creative, ongoing staff development programs to promote visionary leadership and motivational skills in support of excellence.
We will build strategic alliances with home, school, and community to ensure full support and implementation of the mission and objectives of the district.
We will develop, promote, and implement leadership concepts that support the mission, beliefs, and objectives by recruiting and retaining high quality personnel.
We will develop a curriculum based on Kentucky's Academic Expectations which include Learning Goals, Program of Studies and Core Content that meets the needs of each student and ensures a globally comprehensive education.
We will develop and implement individualized instructional programs and support services to ensure that all students will graduate and make a successful transition to productive work and/or postsecondary education.
We will develop and implement a district-wide nutrition program that encourages maximum participation and reduces non-cognitive barriers to successful learning.