Larkspur-Corte Madera School District
Strategic Plan for 2014-16
District Mission/Vision

Larkspur-Corte Madera School District is a dynamic learning community.  We are inspired to think critically, collaborate, encourage creativity, and communicate effectively in supportive and inclusive environments. Every individual is empowered to become a productive citizen through relevant, rigorous, and engaging curriculum, active partnerships, and authentic interdisciplinary learning experiences.

District Strategic Priorities

Foster healthy, inclusive, respectful, and safe learning environments that promote social, emotional, and intellectual growth.

Inspire students to maximize their potential through an inquiry-based curriculum that adapts continuously in order to address individual needs, encourage critical thinking, and cultivate collaborative, life-long learners.

Attract, develop, and support innovative, inspirational learning leaders who engage and empower students.

Sustain the fiscal integrity and stability of the District.

Communicate effectively and consistently through open, accessible methods, in order to facilitate collaborative partnerships among classroom, home, school, district, and community.

District Core Values and Concepts

Promoting Visionary & Collaborative Leadership

Our learning leaders model, set direction, and maintain a focus on students and positive learning climates, clear and visible values, and high expectations for all members of our learning community.  Our leaders inspire and motivate teams, involve and communicate with our community, and collaborate and form key relationships.

Student-Centered Education

In order to ensure that our students meet their highest potential, we provide a comprehensive, inquiry- and standards-based differentiated curriculum, and opportunities for every student to be successful, involved, and engaged in collaborative learning with peers and teachers.  We believe ongoing assessment of student learning informs our instructional practices.

Organizational and Personal Learning

We promote strategic thinking, innovation, flexibility, and agility in response to changing requirements.  We invest in personal learning for all through focused professional development, peer-to-peer learning, and opportunities for reflection across the learning community.

Valuing Faculty, Staff, and Partners

Our success depends on valuing the diversity of our faculty, staff, parents, and community members. Their varied backgrounds, skills and knowledge, along with their creativity, dedication, and motivation, contribute to a more enriching educational environment.


We model good citizenship, ethical behavior, and sensitivity to others, and promote each individual’s success as members of a local community and global society.  We value diversity in our students and believe it enriches our inclusive educational program.

Focus on Process, Progress, and Results

We use a variety of measures and data to assess continuous improvement in academic and social/emotional goals, develop short and long term strategic priorities, and manage our resources effectively and efficiently.

Student Outcomes

We believe that in order for our students to be successful in college and careers, all learners must demonstrate the 21st Century skills necessary for this success.  Learners will:

Be Effective Communicators

Be Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers

Use Curiosity and Imagination

Use Creativity to Express and Explore Learning

Collaborate with Others in Learning and Leading

Be Flexible and Resilient

Demonstrate Initiative and Entrepreneurialism


Last Modified on January 22, 2014