What is a High School Strategy?
A High School Strategy outlines the vision, goals, and objectives of the school. It should focus on how the school will provide quality education to its students, as well as on how it will create an environment that encourages academic excellence, social responsibility, and personal growth. The strategy should identify the resources needed to achieve these goals and provide a timeline for implementation.
What's included in this High School Strategy template?
- 4x High School Focus Areas
- 11x High School Objectives
- 13x High School Projects
- 16x High School KPIs
Who is this High School Strategy Template for?
This High School Strategy Template is for the leadership team in a high school. It is designed to provide the leadership team with the tools that they need to plan and execute on a successful strategy for their school. By following this template, the team can ensure that the school is well-positioned to achieve its mission and vision and reach its desired outcomes.
How is this High School Strategy Template relevant to your organization?
This High School Strategy Template will help the leadership team at your High School institution (public or private) to plan and execute on a strategy that will ensure the school's success.
1. Define clear examples of your focus areas
A focus area is a particular viewpoint that groups certain requirements set out by an organization. A recommendation from the Cascade team would be to create 4-5 key focus area which you feel are most important to address when creating your High School Strategy. The next step would be to ask yourself: Why is this focus area important to me? What is the benefit of focusing on this viewpoint from a customer's perspective? And, of course, What is the monetary benefit of investing in such a focus area? This process is useful in identifying the key area which needs prioritization which in turn can become focus areas of the strategy.
For example, the focus areas in this High School Strategy Template are: Prepare for the future; Staff Experience and Performance; Institution Awareness; and Student Wellbeing.
2. Think about the objectives that could fall under that focus area
A strategic objective usually has to be specific and measurable to cause enough impact and effectively explain what you want to achieve.
An example objective that could fall under the focus area of Prepare for the future: Support our students in Career Orientation.
3. Set yourself measurable targets (KPIs) to tackle the objective
A KPI is a key performance indicator that is measurable and evaluates the success rate of an organization in relation to the task at hand. KPIs can be very industry-specific or broad and applicable across multiple industries.
An example of a KPI in this High School Strategy Template associated to the objective Support our students in Career Orientation could be: Participate in 4 events related to career orientation with senior year students.
4. Implement related projects to achieve the set KPIs
Projects are ways in which the objective can be achieved, but more so, closely tie in with ways in which organizations can make sure they are working towards their KPIs.
A project example for the objective Support our students in Career Orientation could be: Launch a mentorship program to aid graduate students in career orientation.
5. Utilize Cascade Strategy Execution Platform to see faster results from your strategy
Make sure your strategy is front and center with Cascade. You can plan, execute, measure and adapt your strategy in one easy-to-use platform and make sure your strategic plan is connected to on-the-ground execution.
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