Student Achievement Goals

Building the Future...Child by Child

The mission of the Fairfax County School Board is to inspire, enable, and empower students to meet high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and demonstrate responsible citizenship. The three student achievement goals—Pursue Academic Excellence, Develop Essential Life Skills, and Demonstrate Responsibility to the Community and the World—were developed by the School Board to accomplish this mission.

The Student Achievement Goals are the Board’s statement of expected performance outcomes for students attending our schools. The Board will judge the overall success of the school system on the basis of reasonable progress toward achieving these goals, along with the system’s compliance with the Board’s stated Operational Expectations. Continuous monitoring by the Board will provide the means for judging reasonable progress toward achieving the Student Achievement Goals.

Student Achievement Goal 1. Pursue Academic Excellence

  • All students will be literate, able to obtain, understand, analyze, integrate, communicate and apply knowledge and skills to achieve success in school and in life. Academic progress in the core disciplines will be measured to ensure that all students, regardless of race, poverty, language or disability, will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for college and/or employment, effectively eliminating achievement gaps.

Student Achievement Goal 2. Develop Essential Life Skills

  • All students will demonstrate the aptitude, attitude, and skills to lead responsible, fulfilling, and respectful lives.

Student Achievement Goal 3. Demonstrate Responsibility to the Community and the World

  • All students will understand and model the important attributes that contribute to the community and the common good.


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January 28, 2015