The City of St. Charles School District will REACH, TEACH and EMPOWER all students in a safe, diverse and innovative learning environment.
    The City of St. Charles School District will be a leader of academic excellence that prepares students to be successful in all aspects of life.
    We, the City of St. Charles School District community of students, parents, staff, and patrons, value:
    High quality education for all students which includes: 
    • Lifelong learning from early childhood through adult education 
    • Rigorous learning experiences that challenge all students through exploration, innovation and creativity
    • Instruction that meets the needs of a diverse community through a sytematic approach to support all students with best practices
    • Respect for all 
    • Real world, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare students to be career ready 
    • Developing caring, productive and responsible citizens
    • Strong engagement of family and community through partnerships and collaboration
    • Focus on meeting social, emotional, and behavioral needs
    • A safe, secure and nurturing school environment
    • Partnerships with stakeholders and community resources
    • Celebrating individual, school, and district success
    High quality staff by:
    • Hiring and retaining highly qualified, diverse and engaged staff 
    • Providing professional development and collaboration focused on increasing student achievement 
    • Empowering staff to use innovative resources and practices
    Informed decisions that are:
    • Student-centered 
    • Focused on student achievement 
    • Data driven 
    • Considerate of all points of view 
    • Fiscally responsible
    For planning purposes, five overarching goals have been developed. These goals are statements of the key functions of the school district.
    1. Student Performance:
    Develop and enhance quality educational/instructional programs to improve student performance and enable students to meet their personal, academic and career goals.
    2. Highly Qualified Staff:
    Recruit, attract, develop, and retain highly qualified staff to carry out the LEA (local educational agency)/ District mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
    3. Facilities, Support, and Instructional Resources:
    Provide and maintain appropriate instructional resources, support services, and functional and safe facilities.
    4. Parent and Community Involvement:
    Promote, facilitate and enhance parent, student, and community involvement in LEA/District educational programs.
    5. Governance:
    Govern the LEA/District in an efficient and effective manner providing leadership and representation to benefit the students, staff, and patrons of the district.