Student Learning & Innovation

  • Destination 1 Compass Graphic Chatham County Schools recognizes that student learning and innovation are the heart of a great school district. In order for students to achieve, they must have access to rigorous curriculum and the latest technology, and be engaged in a learning environment that is safe, respectful, inviting, supportive, and inclusive.

Destination Roadmap

  • Strategy 1: Embed Technology Throughout the Curriculum 

    CCS will:

    • Establish a Parent Media Technology Advisory Committee (PMTAC)
    • Expand 1:1 laptop initiative and classroom use of technology resources
    • Increase dual enrollment opportunities via online distance education options
    • Increase options for self-paced professional learning for teachers
    • Incorporate digital textbooks and explore a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program
    • Adopt a Learning Management System to standardize the blended and online course delivery platform


    Strategy 2: Ensure High-Quality

    Educational Experiences for All Students

    CCS will:

    • Continue to provide Pre-K education and implement early intervention programs such as Kindergarten readiness camp
    • Continue to provide Dual Language and World Language opportunities for students
    • Ensure student access to rigorous coursework opportunities
    • Expand the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to middle schools
    • Incorporate a rigorous curriculum design framework across all subjects K–12
    • Establish common instructional frameworks and instructional priorities
    • Provide training to support mental health needs of students
    • Develop a district grading philosophy and grading priorities to foster best practices in grading
    • Establish an E3 Team (Equity and Excellence for Everyone) to promote culturally responsive teaching


    Strategy 3: Explore Innovative

    Instruction, Curriculum, and Assessments

    CCS will:

    • Evaluate scheduling and staff allotments to ensure equitable resources for instruction
    • Expand academic competition and enrichment opportunities to all schools
    • Explore and implement flexible and task-oriented classroom design reflective of innovative curriculum initiatives
    • Research and identify potential differentiated frameworks for unique student populations (i.e., English Language Learners, students receiving Special Education services, students of color, and/or Gifted and Talented students)
    • Establish an Early College Program—Chatham School of Science and Engineering
    • Streamline the district assessment system to provide data points that will follow students across grade spans


Milestones for Destination 1

    • % of students reading on 3rd grade reading level as measured on the North Carolina 3rd Grade End of Grade Assessment
    • % of students performing at or above proficiency on End of Course High School Assessments
    • % of students graduating from CCS within four and five years of entering 9th grade
    • % of students who drop out of CCS
    • % of students who achieve an ACT Score at or above the national average
    • % of students who achieve biliteracy NC seal
    • # of students completing virtual or blended learning courses
    • # of students participating in an Early College Program and obtaining Associate’s Degree