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BUNCOMBE COUNTY SCHOOLS PURPOSE, DIRECTION, AND PRIORITIES In 2016, Buncombe County Schools (BCS) revised its Purpose, Direction, and Core Belief statements for clarity and to reflect current representation and goals. These revised statements remain in line with the Four Priorities during the last several years (stated during the 2011-2012 school year), as well as the mission and goals of the State Board of Education. 12 GRADUATION INITIATIVE 13 CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PURPOSE To provide safe and engaging learning environments that prepare students for their tomorrow. DIRECTION Our students will become successful, responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society. BELIEFS Teaching the Whole Child Personalizing Instruction Recruiting World-Class Educators Encouraging Personal Growth Embracing Diversity Investing Purposefully Collaborating and Communicating FOUR PRIORITIES Priority I: All students will graduate as high- achieving and globally competitive learners with 21st Century skills. Priority II: All learning environments will be safe, respectful, caring and produce healthy and responsible students. Programs • Services Priority Ac III: Quality adem ics • teachers, Athletics administrators • Ar effective ts and staff will provide an innovative and Hum educational program an Re for so all ur students. ces • Budgets Priority IV: Systems will be in place to inform, educate Gl and the community to build support ob engage al Educ ation • Digital Learning for schools and ensure accountability. S.T.E.M. • Transportation • Nutrition Graduation • Purpose & Direction TABLE OF CONTENTS A Message from the Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . 1 System and County Demographics . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Programs and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 School Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Graduation Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Career and Technical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Global Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Digital Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 STEM Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Early College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Middle College and Community High School . . . . 21 14 GLOBAL EDUCATION This special edition of the Buncombe County Schools Advantage Magazine is a publication of the BCS Communications Department. Stacia Harris, Director of Communications Ben Rickert, Assistant Director of Communications We are grateful for the support of administrators, students, and staff in the production of this issue. BuncombeSchools.org SPECIAL THANKS TO CHAMPION CREDIT UNION FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE PRINTING OF THIS ISSUE.