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Comprehensive Plan

This is the summary of the document that will be on display through October 21 and voted upon at the October 28 School Board Legislative Meeting. Please download the attachments for the complete document and also a PDF file of the summary. For an overview of this process, please follow this link.


Apollo-Ridge SD District Level Plan




The mission of the Apollo-Ridge School District is to inspire growth and prepare students for their futures.


The vision of the Apollo-Ridge school district is to provide all individuals the opportunity to achieve their unique level of excellence.

Shared Values

The Apollo-Ridge School District will accomplish its mission and vision by committing to the following beliefs:

1) Everyone has worth and dignity as human beings and deserves to be treated with respect in a safe learning environment.

2) Everyone can achieve success through meaningful, relevant, and challenging learning opportunities.

3) Everyone is a partner in developing the “whole” student to become a productive community member in a global society.

4) Everyone can experience Viking Pride through consistent effort, accomplishments, and commitment to excellence.

5) Everyone is a life-long learner.


The Apollo-Ridge SD is committed to using these goals as the blueprint for guiding the school district through the years.


Goal 1: To align all planned courses from grade K-12 to current Pennsylvania Common Core or Keystone Standards, complete to the unit level.

Strategies Curriculum Mapping

Instructional (Distributed) Leadership Capacity Building

PA Common Core Training

Keystone Assessment Training

Professional Learning Communities

Collaboration with other Districts

Vertical Alignment


Goal 2: To develop a framework for the most appropriate and accurate methods to assess student learning, both in a formative and summative manner.

Strategies Common Assessment within Grade/Subject

Substantial Professional Development

Standards-Based Report Cards

Various and Consistent Assessments Approaches (Secondary Level)

Growth-based Assessment


Goal 3: To magnify school and community pride in our District through the enhancement of communication strategies and forums for student, staff, and alumni recognition.

Strategies Increased District Communication

Increased Community Stakeholder Opportunities in District


Goal 4: To effectively maintain and integrate an adequate technology infrastructure within the district to support instruction, student learning and to enhance 21st century skills.

Strategies Technology Infrastructure Enhancement/Technology Access and Training Increase

1-to-1 Device Initiative

STEAM Center

Sapphire - Student Data Management Systems


Goal 5: Prepare students with appropriate skills development and career awareness for the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workforce.

Strategies Interaction with Professionals in Various Careers/Jobs

Career & Technical Training

Career Development Artifacts


Goal 6: Ensure a safe and supportive school campus.

Strategies Communication for Safe Practices and Public Information

Training for Emergency Situations

Connections with Community Organizations

Programs Supporting Positive Decision-Making