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Strategic Plan

Rooted in Community
Strengthening and celebrating our connection to heritage is central to RISD. Our key initiatives in this area include:
  • Fostering vibrant relationships among students, families, and partners to build a supportive and inclusive community.
  • Telling our story by honoring our past while building a bright future for our students and community.
  • Enhancing pride and safety across our campuses to ensure a secure and welcoming environment for all.
Innovative Mindset
Creating a culture that encourages authentic learning in a safe environment is essential for our success. Our key initiatives include:
  • Equipping all staff with the necessary tools through comprehensive training and support to ensure they are successful in their roles.
  • Creating diverse and enriching opportunities for all students to overcome barriers and achieve their full potential.
  • Preparing all students to become resilient learners by meeting academic standards and developing critical thinking skills.
Student-Centered Experiences
We prioritize student-centered experiences in every aspect of education. Our key initiatives include:
  • Providing opportunities for students to take an active role in their education, promoting engagement and responsibility.
  • Tailoring teaching methods to meet individual needs, ensuring that every student receives the support they need to succeed.
  • Supporting a culture of belonging and connection to foster a supportive and inclusive educational environment.
District of Choice
We aim to distinguish RISD as the preferred destination for students, staff, and families. Our key initiatives include:
  • Creating a culture of shared responsibility that values high expectations for learning and achievement.
  • Cultivating a consistently positive working and learning environment that strengthens community relations and promotes collaboration.
  • Communicating in a targeted and specific manner to ensure clear and effective communication with all stakeholders.
Through these initiatives, RISD is dedicated to creating a thriving educational community that supports the growth and success of every student. Together, we will honor our heritage, embrace innovation, and provide exceptional, student-centered experiences, making RISD the District of Choice.