Every child comes to UCF with incredible potential, with a world of opportunities ahead of them. A world class education will open the door to those possibilities, and will prepare all students to realize their highest aspirations.
We already have a strong school district today. Our graduates go on to challenging universities, interesting careers, and fulfilling lives. UCF is known as a good place to work, and we attract the best teachers and administrators. We have generous, supportive, and involved families. We are well-run, fiscally responsible, and have a top credit rating.
Building on these strengths, we can do even better. Our students deserve world class schools – the best around. What does world class look like?
- All students graduating fully prepared to achieve their academic and career goals.
- Great teachers and administrators who stay and thrive.
- A behavioral climate that is safe, supportive, respectful, and encouraging.
- A proven curriculum that accelerates student learning and engagement.
- Well-informed families who are fully engaged in our educational mission
- A fiscally strong and efficiently run district, mindful of our tax-payers.
To become world class, our practices need to get even better in each of these six areas. And we should pursue this because of what a world class education brings: more life opportunities to each one of our UCF students.
In coming posts, I will expand on each of these six priorities.