The power of the plan lies in its clear vision, which are College, Career and Citizen-Ready Graduates!
College Ready – Students as Learners: The job market of the 21st century will require employees to successfully complete some post-secondary education. This is why we are committed to giving all Newport News students access to coursework and experiences that will guarantee their readiness for all post-secondary options.
Career Ready – Students as Employees: Many of the jobs for our graduates have yet to be created. To prepare for a future that is unpredictable requires a focus on skills and experiences to be a successful employee no matter what career pathway they choose. All Newport News students will graduate with an electronic portfolio, internship or job shadowing experience and connections with employers in our community.
Citizen Ready – Students as Citizens: Citizen Ready – Students as Citizens Thriving communities need citizens who can and will contribute their time and talents by lending their service. Newport News Public Schools provides the supports and opportunities necessary to foster these citizenship skills. Our emphasis on youth development and leadership builds and encourages school and community involvement. Students are expected to join a school club, organization or athletic program to give them a vital connection to school and to practice skills necessary for productive citizenship.