Each and Every Student
In the 2016-2017 school year, the Wissahickon School District launched a ten-year initiative designed to close the Achievement Gap to meet the needs of each and every student. The Attack Plan will identify barriers students face and apply different, new ideas to address or remove those barriers, thereby enabling all students to experience success. The district has assigned administrative and faculty teams to research, develop and apply different strategies to attack 10 specific "sub gaps" that are believed to create learning barriers that impede a student's ability to succeed.
K-5 Capacity and Enrollment
The district began evaluating K-5 capacity and challenges (e.g. new attendance boundaries, construction, etc.) in January 2019. Phase I, began in 2019, addressed capacity and enrollment issues at Stony Creek Elementary, which included new and renovated facilities at the school. Phase II, beginning in 2022, addresses capacity and enrollment issues at Blue Bell Elementary.
School Start and End Times
In the 2021-2022 school year, the District and Board will begin the process for examining school start and end times, including staff and community stakeholder conversations to invite feedback. The intent is to make any necessary changes, if any, and implement new start times at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.