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Strategic Plan

Innovating For Equity & Excellence


Elementary School kids Running

In the 2019-2020 school year, Santa Clara Unified School District developed and the Board of Trustees approved a community-driven vision called Vision 2035. This vision established long-term aspirations that fundamentally shift our promise to students regarding what they will know and be able to do, how adults will be supported to grow, and how our systems will transform to make learning more relevant, engaging, flexible, and equitable. These aspirations are outlined in our Graduate Portrait, Adult Portrait, and System Portrait. This strategic plan begins our journey toward the vision, building from the strong foundation built under the 2015-2020 strategic plan, Rising Above in Silicon Valley.

We are in the process of creating a tracking dashboard that will appear here soon.

Our Vision

Graduates of Santa Clara Unified School District are resilient, future-ready, lifelong learners who think critically, solve problems collaboratively, and are prepared to thrive in a global society.

Our Mission

The mission of Santa Clara Unified School District is to provide equitable, engaging,
and innovative educational experiences so that each student thrives in a global society.

Our Theory of Action

If we consistently put student learning first, live our core values, implement our strategic priorities, and disrupt inequitable practices...
Then we will be an equity-centered organization that is responsive, resilient, and prepares students for a global society.

Strategic Plan Overview

Our strategic plan is organized into three themes: Learning Experiences and Supports for Students; Supports for Adults; System Transformation. The plan describes our first steps in making Vision 2035 a reality and “ripples out” from the vision, showing how the changes we will make to our system support our adults to support our students.

People, Equity, Effective Process, Infrastructure, Community, Professional Learning System, Equitable Access to Health