A: A strategic plan creates a long-term vision for a school based upon what has made the organization successful in the past. The mission, values, strategies and brand promise ground the school in behaviors that generate success while the Big Hairy Audacious Goal and Goals provide direction to build upon those successful behaviors.
Q: Is a Strategic Plan required?
A: As part of our contract to re-charter within the Douglas County School District, we were asked to provide a strategic plan. Our strategy process started in 2017 and in August we started a rigorous updating.
Q: What is the strategic planning process?
A: Once the framework for the school’s plan is designed (see the attached document), it is reviewed and updated quarterly because of the dynamics of our environment.
Q: Who creates the Strategic Plan?
A: At the STEM School of Highlands Ranch, the Board of Directors has designated a Strategic Planning Committee that represents each stakeholder group within our community. These eleven people meet quarterly to update the plan and advise the Board.
Q: Who owns the Strategic Plan?
A: The community owns the plan; that is why each stake holder group is represented on the committee. The Executive Director and administrative team are accountable for implementation of the plan.