Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement: Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)
Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)
Theory of Action – If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.
Strategic Objective – Teaching All Students: Employ instructional practices that expect high expectations for content and performance, engage all students, and are personalized to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of proficiency.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY – foster student ownership of their own learning through goal setting, student choice, student-led conferences, and portfolios that promote independence and life-long learning.
All grades 6-12 have a digital portfolio in ELA. Other subjects areas have in addition been adding to the portfolios.
Students in grades 4-5 will have created digital portfolios by the end of the school year.
Global Language teachers are experimenting with converting traditional portfolios into digital portfolios that include speaking.
Secondary art teachers are incorporating digital portfolios into advanced and challenge art classes that include “Artist’s Statement”