Instructional Programs Overview
We believe the experiences students have in our division should be relevant, engaging, and aligned with our mission, vision, and core values.
We are also developing comprehensive, public-facing curricular documents organized around grade levels, content areas, and specific courses at the middle and high school. These resources are dynamic by nature, so we encourage our families to visit often: elementary for grades PK through 5, secondary for grades 6-8 and 9-12.
Our Strategic Plan
Our strategic plan, adopted in December, 2013, proposed a bold vision for improving our school division and put a lot of focus on improving instruction. A number of the programs and projects addressed in the first goal of that plan are described below.
“Deeper learning” speaks to our desire to re-focus our instruction beyond the standards. But that doesn’t mean we ignore them! Deeper learning is focused on preparing all students for their future through inquiry-based approaches in instruction that leads to self-motivated learners. Our 1:1 computing program has made Deeper Learning a focus by putting a device into student hands that supports anytime inquiry. To learn more about Deeper Learning, visit the Hewlett Foundation’s website.
Profile of a Goochland Graduate
Learn more about Goochland’s Profile of a Goochland Graduate, created in the spring of 2018, created through collaborative committee work, led by Dr. Stephen Geyer.