Increasing achievement and growth are major components of the LPS Strategic Plan. The district has made commitments to Professional Learning Communities (PLCs); to a Universal Literacy Framework (ULF), which includes Inspired Writing; to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; and to the implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards. All of this is working to increase equity of experience and to raise standards across all grade levels and in every content area. Strengthening Tier 1, or universal instruction is key to improving student achievement. Toward this end, co-teaching has been implemented with English language learners and some special education classes. Providing solid Tiers II and III interventions is another ongoing mission of the district plan to improve achievement and competency.
A commitment to data is behind each initiative, and ongoing data training is another key component of the overall plan. Our district and school performance framework reflect this commitment. The LPS commitment to using 21st Century tools is also reflected in our professional development plan and ULF. Collaboration paves the way to success in the 21st Century.
District Improvement Plan
Littleton Public Schools is a district encompassing 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, an alternative middle school, a center for online studies, a program for at-risk and expelled students, an alternative high school and two early childhood centers. The district motto, “big enough to serve you, small enough to know you,” is embodied in the comprehensive programming offered in a caring and involved small-town atmosphere.
The LPS Strategic Plan, prepared by the Board of Education focuses on student achievement and competency. Administration set a high bar for increased student achievement to meet the Board’s vision and mission.