Community of Learners
The Protocol: Excellence by Design
It is the framework for formally aligning all the initiatives of the school to ensure that
all of its efforts are coordinated and focused on achieving the school’s mission.
With this framework/protocol we want to accomplish the following purposes:
In the Excellence by Design process,
the Planning Team must be guided to develop answers to the following questions:
#1: By the time they have experienced our full educational program and services, what should our students know, and how should they be able to use what they know? What content, skills, and work habits should be the priorities for learning? What attitudes, qualities or characteristics should our students demonstrate?
#2: How well should students perform the desired outcomes, and what does excellent performance look like?
#3: How will we measure and evaluate our students’ performance in multiple ways?
#4: How well do our students currently perform? What is the actual quality of their work?
#5: What must we do to improve student performance?