The 2020 initiative is a strategic vision that outlines the knowledge, skills and educational experiences Hilliard City Schools’ students need to globally compete in the 21st century. This ongoing focus provides a framework for how Hilliard City Schools educates students, allocates its resources and what the community expects from a truly high achieving school system.
In the fall of 2013, Hilliard City Schools will open an Innovative Learning Center that will provide a variety of coursework, experiences and teacher support in a cost-effective manner. Specifically, the center allows some of the district’s existing programming to be centralized and to expand other options to better meet the needs of today’s students. For example, Hilliard City Schools will provide better services for students by offering more variety and educational opportunities such as after school enrichment, expanded online learning, mentorship and capstone experiences and partnerships with colleges and career ready schools. This approach diversifies opportunities to meet student needs K-12 that are not currently possible in the existing setup and gives Hilliard City Schools a competitive edge in the rapidly changing school business market.
This is the next step in creating opportunities for 21st century learning for students. The Innovative Learning Center is focused on research-based strategic planning that is fiscally, operationally and educationally responsible. It meets the key findings of two community and staff committees and honors the core values of this community.
This is an important plan not only for our students, but for our community as well. The Innovative Learning Center meets important recommendations from the 2020 initiative and key findings from the Student Housing Project Community Committee. Hilliard City Schools values community input and this center honors that strong tradition. It will also allow the district to keep our community promise to not increase programming costs. The Innovative Learning Center will result in zero additional staffing costs as the district will reallocate existing positions. A similar approach was used when the district launched the pre-engineering and Kindergarten Literacy Intervention Program (KLIP) programs.