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District Goals

Vision Statement

Adrian Public Schools will provide dynamic, relevant, and rigorous global curriculum in a safe environment that fosters imagination, problem-solving, teamwork, and innovation to create a collaborative and deliberate learning pathway for each student.

Mission Statement

In partnership with families and our community, Adrian Public Schools provides a quality education, challenging students to excel academically and inspiring them to become contributing citizens within our diverse, ever-changing society.

2019 District Improvement Goals

Over the last few years we have made significant strides in the alignment of curriculum across the elementary schools, launched new innovative courses at Springbrook Middle School, developed a honors pathway to dual enrollment and IB at the high school starting in the ninth grade, launched PBIS in each building, upgraded technology district-wide and worked hard to develop and enhance our curriculum K-12 using Atlas Rubicon.

This year we continue to stay the course on these important fronts as we focus on the following goals as a district:


  • Provide intensive professional development and support to focus on enhancing math instruction K-5.
  • Continue instructional growth in the area of guided reading to improve early literacy K-5.

Middle School:

  • Provide instruction that engages all learners. Instruction that both accelerates and remediates as needed.
  • Increase the rigor of instruction by having students develop solutions to real-world problems.

High School:

  • Review and update course offerings and graduation requirements at Adrian High School.
  • Enhance the Professional Learning Community process centered around:
    • What do we expect our students to learn?
    • How will we know they are learning?
    • How will we respond when they don’t learn?
    • How will be the response if they already know it?

District Wide:

  • Continue to improve district-wide curriculum mapping and support best instructional practices to improve student learning.
  • Work with the Adrian Schools Educational Foundation to enhance student leadership opportunities K-12.
  • Implement restorative practices and conflict resolution strategies as an enhancement to the current PBIS program K-12.
  • Explore and, if feasible, launch community recreation programs that build and enhance recreation experiences for APS students and APS programs.
  • Continue implementing the first year outcomes of the APS “Game Plan” for Athletics.