Rigorous and Relevant Academic Program

Maintain a comprehensive JK to Grade 12 scope and sequence ensuring appropriate curriculum and opportunities for students to demonstrate academic achievement and attain clear learning outcomes.



Scope and sequence documentation is accessible to the Parker community.

Document student achievement based on internal and external assessments, including but not limited to college matriculation.

  • Review and improve JK to Grade 12 scope and sequence to ensure that Parker delivers an academically rigorous curriculum, affording in-depth content in all subject areas.
  • Define student learning outcomes, grade-level proficiencies, and graduation requirements.
  • Ensure faculty adheres to scope and sequence protocol.
  • Create and implement internal and alternative external assessments that yield comparative data across all divisions and grade levels.

Create an improvement plan that assesses the quality and value of all programs and instruction based on relevance to the student experience.

  • Regularly review and monitor all programs for quality and value.

  • Hold faculty accountable to the highest professional standards through ongoing evaluation.

Produce shared teaching norms, student assessments, and grading rubrics across grade levels and content areas.

  • Integrate proven and innovative methods of teaching and assessment that complement and improve current practices (e.g., common assessments, performance assessments, interdisciplinary project-based assessments).

  • Design instruction and develop assessments that ensure students demonstrate mastery of content knowledge and essential skills.

Design Thinking

Students grasp the fundamentals of design thinking, positioning them to execute entrepreneurial projects.



Students demonstrate and transfer the essential skills of flexible thinking, risk-taking, collaboration, resilience, and creative problem solving throughout the JK to Grade 12 learning continuum.

  • Create and offer courses which allow students to develop, design, collaborate and execute ideas from inception to completion.

  • Optimize use of designated design spaces on both campuses.

  • Create learning opportunities for individuals and student teams to apply their knowledge and skills learned through projects and courses.

  • Identify opportunities for students to participate in local, regional, and national design thinking competitions and symposiums.

  • Identify mentoring opportunities with educational and professional partners.

  • Identify opportunities for faculty to showcase design thinking work regionally and nationally.

  • Provide faculty development and parent education opportunities, reinforcing the merits of design thinking.


Technology Fluency and Citizenship

Provide students, faculty, and staff with the tools, skills, and ongoing support to become responsible and productive digital citizens.



Provide students with technology skills and support Grades JK to 12.

  • Define the appropriate technology skills for students at each grade-level.

  • Clarify the role of educational technology in support of ongoing classroom instruction.

  • Update technology scope and sequence as appropriate and ensure its access by the Parker community.

Increase of number of students participating in programming and coding in all three divisions.

  • Heighten student interest, relevance, and application of programming and coding.

  • Offer innovative programming and coding courses, learning opportunities, and resources at all three divisions.

Define and teach the appropriate technology skills for faculty and staff at each division.

  • Provide differentiated technology instruction opportunities for faculty and staff, including skill level-specific technology training.

  • Adopt appropriate technology skills and expectations required of faculty and staff (i.e., email protocol, social media use, and specific expectations for electronic communication with parents including response times, tone, privacy, etc.).

  • Identify and train faculty to teach colleagues and pilot cutting-edge technology in support of student learning.

  • Foster collaboration across divisions and departments.

  • Include technology expectations as part of annual evaluations.

Define, consolidate, and improve all data information systems and accounts.

  • Create technology production schedule that identifies roles, responsibilities and target dates for routine items in the annual school cycle.

  • Optimize the number of systems and accounts.

  • Standardize record keeping across departments and divisions.

  • Ensure privacy and security of all systems and accounts.

  • Standardize document naming, organizational conventions, and data entry conventions per an established style guide and data dictionary.

  • Ensure record keeping practices conform to relevant government standards including but not limited to HIPPA, COPPA, and FERPA.

Excellence in Teaching

Support and promote excellence in teaching.



Revamp JK to Grade 12 performance evaluation process ensuring consistent employee evaluation.

  • Monitor, evaluate and support excellence in teaching.

  • Establish professional standards for ongoing improvement evidenced through effective assessment tools, feedback loops, and professional portfolios.

  • Include student feedback in the evaluation process.

  • Clarify Department Chair roles and responsibilities on assessment and succession planning, ensuring consistent philosophy, policy, and practice. 

  • Address performance issues with faculty and staff.

Recognize excellence in teaching.

  • Define criteria for “exceeding expectations.”

  • Create appropriate rewards (i.e., financial or leadership recognition).