Vision, Mission and Essential Outcomes

  • Hillsborough City School District is a leader in educating the whole child in responsive, innovative, learning environments where all students and educators are engaged, empowered and continually striving to reach their potential.

    The mission of the Hillsborough City School District is to work in partnership with students, parents, and the community to educate the whole child in a nurturing and engaging environment.  We empower students to achieve their potential in our ever-changing world, to build resilient critical thinkers who embrace civic responsibility as they strive to become people of good character, effective communicators, global citizens and lifelong learners. 

    Essential Outcomes:

    With the support of the whole school community, students will work towards becoming…

    People of good character who are…

    • ethical, trustworthy, responsible, fair, and respectful
    • empathetic, caring, kind, and positively intentioned
    • invested in making a positive impact on their family, community, and world
    • self-reliant, self-directed, and demonstrate positive self-advocacy

    Innovators and problem solvers who are…

    • critical, innovative, and creative contributors
    • collaborative, constructive, and dependable group members and leaders
    • flexible, adaptable, and reflective
    • risk takers who understand that failure is temporary
    • resilient, perseverant, and show grit

    Effective communicators who…

    • listen to and think deeply about multiple perspectives
    • are clear, persuasive, and can articulate complex ideas
    • utilize a variety of communication modes, including writing
    • speak with confidence
    • ask questions to enhance their understanding

    Global citizens who…

    • embrace other cultures, communities, and people of all abilities
    • have an understanding of other languages, religions, cultures, and lifestyles
    • see themselves as part of an interconnected, interdependent world

    Lifelong learners who…

    • pursue and contribute to their passions
    • have strong content knowledge that is broad, deep, and continues to grow
    • demonstrate initiative, are organized, and plan ahead
    • have follow-through, show diligence, and maintain focus
    • are curious and pursue learning for its own sake

    Effective users of information, media, and technology who…

    • can access, analyze, and synthesize information
    • distinguish between reliable and unreliable information
    • can use technology to research, create, communicate, and express ideas
    • demonstrate positive and appropriate digital citizenship