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Del Mar Union School District

Igniting Genius, Empowering Students
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Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan Overview 

Strategic Plan Overview 

Destination 2028! is a comprehensive strategic plan which includes both the collective vision that articulates our community’s aspirations for all of our students, and the set of priorities to inform how we focus our energy and resources in our schools to meet the needs of all students so our students are prepared to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing world. 
Our Vision: The unrelenting pursuit of the extraordinary school experience.
Our Mission: To ignite genius and empower students to advance the world.
What does this mean?
The Del Mar Union School District develops students' strengths, passions, and sense of purpose, and prepares them to serve a broader social, political, and economic community. Four levers identify the means or agency of achieving this end.
Our aspirations for all our students, identifying the skills, mindsets, and competencies that our students need for success in this rapidly changing world. 
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Our work as a District begins with these priority areas
Lever 1. Learning Experience - Every learner receives equitable access to a strong academic core and high-quality instruction so that students think and learn across disciplines, connect multiple ideas, create new knowledge, and engage in breakthrough thinking. 
Lever 2. Responsive and Caring Culture - Individuals are respected and valued for their unique contributions and diverse perspectives. There exists a shared commitment to a culture of excellence grounded in empathy, compassion, and common purpose.
Lever 3. Stewardship of Resources - Human capital, fiscal resources, and facilities intentionally align in support of the extraordinary school experience. 
Lever 4. Design Influence - Rich and meaningful learning occurs at the intersection of purposeful, engaging learning, innovative thinking, and a compelling curriculum.The physical environment across all learning spaces supports rich and meaningful learning by influencing how individuals interact, their behaviors, and their engagement in authentic personal and collective learning. 
Let’s Go
Destination 2028! will be a guide to help our schools activate the vision in our Portrait of a Learner in our classrooms to ensure our schools engage with and meet the needs of all students and that we prepare our students with the skills and habits of mind they need to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing world.