Instruction – Priority 6 Detail

Vision – We engage all students in learning, raising the aspirations of all students by embracing them in a learning environment designed to meet the needs of all learners.  We provide a comprehensive curriculum aligned with state and national standards that challenges and prepares all learners from Pre K to 12 and beyond.  The curriculum is research-based and consistently integrates best practices to provide a focus that is aligned horizontally and vertically across all grades and addresses the needs of all students.  The Melrose Public Schools employs highly-qualified teachers and administrators who engage students in a positive and dynamic manner, are student-focused, and work individually and collaboratively to effectively deliver instruction and assessment and advance student performance in all areas of learning.  (excerpt:  Melrose Public Schools Strategic Plan 2010-2015)

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 – Instruction: Create a learning community that fosters opportunities that provide for multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression so that all students can be engaged and grow academically and personally.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – Expand the options and opportunities for inclusive and targeted instruction based on students individual learning goals.



Revised ISST process and protocols with a focus on disaggregated data and Individual Student Support Plans has been implemented at all elementary schools.

PBIS teams working on expanding options for Tier I and Tier II supports and interventions for both at risk and advanced students.

MVMMS has adopted MHS’ critical case model for addressing needs of high risk students.

Redesigned MVMMS Program of Studies provides trimester opportunities for remediation/reinstruction and extension based on student data and interest.

MHS has facilitated learning options through dual enrollment programs in Global Languages, targeted online learning opportunities,and extended learning opportunities.

MHS performing arts students have participated in the Northeast Jr. and Sr. District music festival and MMEA All-State music festival, which provided accelerated learning opportunities.

MVMMS performing arts students have participated in the Northeast Jr. District music festival.

Elementary music students participated in the Northeast District Treble chorus.

District team attended training on collaborative problem solving, an additional tool for PBIS team. Same team will attend three day training this summer. This team will then train teachers in August on the strategies.

Lincoln and a district PBIS team completed first year of two year program led by DESE to build a comprehensive PBIS system.
District PBIS team furthered their own training by reviewing theories around trauma sensitive schools, creating resources for the district.