Every school system that is receiving Race to the Top funds must provide an "plan" for this initiative. Transylvania County Schools has chosen to address two specific areas of need within our system. Those two areas are:
- infrastructure for a potential 1:1 environment for students, and
- professional development opportunities for staff
These two goals are a part of the Strategic Plan for our system. The specific objectives are as follows:
PRIORITY 1: Transylvania County Schools will produce globally competitive students.
1.3 Every student uses technology to access and demonstrate new knowledge and skills that will be needed as a life-long learner to be competitive in a constantly changing international environment.
PRIORITY 2: Transylvania County Schools will be led by 21st Century professionals.
2.3 Every education professional will have 21st Century preparation and access to ongoing high quality professional development aligned with district priorities.
The RttT application has been partially completed with the initial goals for these specifics identified. Additional areas for improvement will be addressed with objectives by the end of the year.