At its meeting today, the Virginia Board of Education recognize the Goochland County Public Schools as one of only six school divisions across the Commonwealth to earn the Board’s Innovative Practice Award. GCPS was recognized for division-wide innovative practices to develop life-ready students through implementation of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate and the 5C’s (critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and citizenship) and our Profile of a Goochland Graduate.
“The criteria for the exemplar performance awards are designed to incentivize schools to make the changes in instruction, policy, support services and practice required to make progress toward meeting the Board of Education’s objective of achieving equity in opportunities and outcomes for all students,” Board of Education President Daniel A. Gecker said. “The increase in the number of awards earned this year is evidence of the progress our schools were making toward this objective before the pandemic forced the closure of schools in March.”
“I congratulate the principals, teachers, support professionals and students of all of these schools and divisions for the achievement, innovations and hard work recognized by these awards,” Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane said. “I believe the success of these schools and school divisions will inspire learning communities across the commonwealth as they plan for the reopening of school and prepare to meet the instructional and social-emotional needs of students — especially students most impacted by the closure this spring.”