Mission, Vision, and Goals
The Eastern Camden County Regional School District is committed to an exemplary educational program, based upon the Core Curriculum Content Standards as adopted by the State Board of Education, that inspires and prepares life-long learners who contribute to society as caring, productive, and responsible individuals.
At Eastern Regional, students make the connection to life-long learning.
Academically, students are both nurtured and challenged as they explore an array of disciplines through a variety of opportunities. Through the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, teachers design curriculum to foster the development of skills that will enable students to function effectively in a rapidly changing global and technological society. Teachers base instruction on the firm belief that every student can learn. School staff, together with community resources, integrates career and educational planning to assist students as they begin to explore future employment opportunities.
Physically, students are protected within a safe school environment where respect for the individual and an appreciation of diversity are of utmost importance. In addition, students are supported and encouraged to develop health practices that will enable them to live a full, active, and energetic life.
Socially, students are valued and respected for both their unique qualities and their youthful perspective. The students, their parents, the school staff, and the local community realize that education is a responsibility shared by all.
Emotionally, students are encouraged to take pride in their accomplishments whether they are academic, artistic, athletic, personal, or career-related. The development of self-esteem, personal responsibility, and self-respect is integrated into every aspect of the school experience.
2019-2020 District Goals
The goals for 2019-2020 encapsulate the primary strategic directions the community identified to focus the continuing development of Eastern Regional to serve all students, including school culture and climate, students’ and staff’s social-emotional well-being, students’ college and career advancement, and equity for all students to achieve. These goals are a transition to finalizing a five-year strategic plan. These goals are primarily procedural and qualitative intended to strengthen or create new programs or services for our students, staff, and community. Community engagement throughout the year will lead to identifying progressions, metrics, and specific outcome measures of success to be detailed in the final five-year strategic plan.
To achieve Future Ready School Silver Medal certification by 2021, we will undertake a multi-year process leading to the creation of a five-year Strategic Plan.
Undertake a deep-dive using an iterative process of questioning and answering to explore our current strengths and weaknesses to determine the foundations for the shared future we seek to create.
Articulate the shared future by creating a five-year Strategic Plan.
Apply for Future Ready School Silver Medal certification with the Strategic Plan as the centerpiece of the application.
Foster a positive school culture and climate for all students, parents, and employees by:
- Increasing employees’ knowledge and strategies to support and strengthen students’ social-emotional resiliency with the demands of academic achievement and other environmental factors
- Expanding collaborative communication pathways, including creating community and alumni surveys, to engage all stakeholders and increase our responsiveness to the school community’s needs and interests
Ensure equitable access and success for all students to advanced mathematic coursework by:
- Expanding mathematic coursework beyond calculus
- Increasing enrollment in Honors level math courses
- Redesigning Algebra I programming to strengthen students’ mathematical literacy and reasoning
Reduce chronic absenteeism for all students in all grades to meet the state targets in the School Performance Profile:
- Coordinating with sending districts to identify students with a history of factors that influence school attendance, and create interventions to support these students Grades 9-12.
- Create alternatives to the traditional school day, especially for seniors, by expanding Option 2, Structured Learning Experiences, and Career and Technical Education for students to earn credits toward graduation. Traditional regulatory attendance is superseded by tracking student engagement in authentic experiences aligned to their college and career aspirations.
Board Approved: August 21, 2019