We are pleased to present our Strategic Plan, “Poised and Ready.” This plan is the culmination of 18 months of research, reflection, and community discussions that have resulted in an ambitious plan for our school’s exciting future. We are immensely grateful to the students, staff, parents, board members, and community partners who contributed their time and insight into creating such a forward-thinking plan.
The plan’s theme, “Poised and Ready” reflects both the confidence and accomplishments that have helped define Cascades Academy as an educational thought leader while also recognizing our readiness and eagerness to build on these solid foundations to innovate for the evolving needs of our students and families. The opening words of the school’s mission statement, “Cascades Academy is an engaged and vibrant community,” emphasizes our most salient foundation - a pioneering spirit and positive school culture that have been instrumental to the school growing and thriving over the last 16 years.
Throughout all of our growth and change, our school’s commitment to our mission, our core values, and our students remains unwavering. Challenging academics and experiential education have, and always will be, at the heart of everything we do. Like past strategic plans, this plan will continue to focus on program refinement while also including a very intentional commitment to our Central Oregon community. We understand that as an innovative leader we have a role to play in service to our greater community, and we look forward to expanding our community partnerships, enhancing our service learning programs, and increasing overall outreach in the future.
We look forward to involving our entire community in these efforts, and we are confident that this plan will be invaluable in supporting our students to be “poised and ready” for their bright futures ahead.