Strategic Goal #5

Goals and Objectives for ASA Strategic Plan

Strategic Issue #5: How Can ASA Ensure a Whole Student Experience?This is a Test to see if this works.

Goal 1: Provide a variety of extra-curricular and elective offerings for students.


Objective 1: Provide students a physical education experience that promotes wellness and stress management.


  • Strategy 1: Increase the current PE credit requirement to two credit hours for middle school/high school PE. Maintain the option of meeting this requirement through participation in varsity sports.

    • Action(s):

      • Work with administration to adjust the school schedule to support a comprehensive PE program for both middle and high school students.

      • Allow participation in varsity sports throughout the school year to meet the PE credit exemption.

    • Responsibility: Steve Canlon/ Wayne Henry

    • Timeframe: August of 2014 for middle school/ August of 2016 for high school. A complete comprehensive PE program by August 2016

    • Planned Outcomes: Students embrace and adopt lifelong activities. Students learn the correlation between exercise, health and diet to maximize ones overall wellness.

    • Indicators:

      • Increase student participation in competitive sports by 20% by 2016.

      • Active, comprehensive PE curriculum for all students that includes a wellness education component.

    • Resources needed:

      • Added PE instructor to support added coursework (one option would be to increase Mrs. Ward to full time PE)

      • Increased budget to support need for additional physical education equipment


  • Strategy 2: Increase support for strength and conditioning coach to serve PE and student athletes.

    • Action(s):

      • Add power platforms and equipment in the fitness center.

      • Add strength and conditioning coaches from various colleges to maximize overall wellness program.

    • Responsibility: Steve Canlon

    • Timeframe: Target date of June of 2015

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Increased fitness in general population

      • Stronger performance from student athletes on the court and the field that result in fewer injuries and sustained physical stamina.

    • Indicators: Strength and conditioning class in PE

    • Resources needed:

      • Part time coach (Monday- Thursday 3:30-5:30 and part time in the summer).

      • Budgetary allotment for recognitions and coaching support.

      • Collaboration w/Gold’s gym to have Monday- Friday strength and conditioning trainer from 6:30AM-7:15AM to serve student athletes.


  • Strategy 3: Build classified football program that is competitive with similar independent schools in the area.

    • Action(s):

      • Fill head football coach/staff position. Partnership with Mid-Florida Youth football program and Police Athletic League (PAL)

      • Coach in Polk County Youth Leagues to assure an All Saints presence.

      • Update the fitness center on as needed.

      • Triple football budget as well as overall athletic budget with booster and administrative support.

      • Join the Sunshine State Football Conference (Jan of 2015)

      • Communicate with other independent school Athletic Directors and coaches to get background on the unique issues of building and sustaining a comet football program.

      • Middle School flag football team will be active by the fall of 2015.

      • Add modified flag football in the 3rd-5th grade PE classes.

    • Responsibility: Steve Canlon

    • Timeframe: August of 2014/ 2015/ 2016

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Increased school publicity

      • Increased enrollment

      • Participation in championships

      • Increased school pride/spirit

      • Increased tuition assistance funds

    • Indicators: Vibrant athletic program

    • Resources needed:

      • Secured funds for student athletes (generosity of a donor)

      • Purchasing of new equipment.

      • Part time strength and conditioning coach.


Objective 2: Provide students a variety of Fine Arts experiences through course offering and community events.


  • Strategy 1: Dedicated support of the Fine Arts (Performing and Visual) as an integral part of the whole student experience.


    • Action(s):

      • Have two full-time visual arts teachers (increase of ½ faculty)

      • Require two full Fine Art credits for graduation

      • Increase participation in school and community fine art events by 10% by 2015.

      • Middle School will conduct at least one production per year with at least 50% student participation.

      • Provide a Fine Arts Wheel in the middle school schedule to offer exposure to all Fine Arts in order to build program.

      • Collaboration with Athletics to avoid overlap in Arts events if possible

    • Responsibility: Fine Arts Department Teachers, Administration, Board, Parents

    • Timeframe: Target date of August 2014 as enrollment supports

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Vibrant Fine Arts program.

      • Provided opportunities in all Fine Arts electives for Middle School students.

      • Increase in course enrollment by 25% by 2015.

      • Well-rounded ASA students who appreciate the Fine Arts

    • Indicators:

      • Increased community attendance at plays, musical and dance performances and art shows/events by 25% by fall of 2015.

      • Increased enrollment in Fine Arts programs by 25% by fall of 2015.

      • Increased school publicity in local community

      • Student appreciation of the Fine Arts

      • National and International recognitions

    • Resources needed:

      • Budgetary increase for all Fine Arts programs (investor support)

        • Financial support for two full-time visual art instructors

        • Financial support for addition of choral group instruction

      • Continued school support for the Fine Arts

        • Scheduling adjustments

        • Leadership support for all Fine Arts events


  • Strategy 2: Grow the Fine Arts program not only in importance, but also in space.


    • Action:

      • Long-term goal of a new Fine Arts building with adequate and appropriate space for all of the performing and visual arts.

    • Responsibility: Board, Administration, Dave Korman, Fine Arts instructors

    • Timeframe: 8/2018

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Functioning art gallery to increase student appreciation of Visual Arts

      • Student showcase of visual arts for visitors to All Saints.

      • Increased student enrollment/attraction to ASA and Fine Arts programs

      • Competitive and vibrant Fine Arts program

      • Increased community awareness of ASA

      • Use of new performing arts building for graduation and community purposes

        • New Performing Arts building will generate income by renting space to community and from the savings on graduation and performance building rentals.

    • Indicators:

      • Full attendance by school and community to two visual art galas each year

      • Full attendance by school and community to two high school drama performances per year

      • Supported school and community attendance to one middle school production per year

      • Two studio-show performances attended by school community.

      • Student appreciation of their peers’ visual and performing artworks.

      • Increased enrollment in Fine Arts programs by 25% by 2015.

      • Fine Arts complex that meets the department’s growing needs

      • Student lockers moved to BLC or the HMC. Removed garage doors with installed windows or walls with added air conditioning so that works of art can be displayed and protected from elements.

    • Resources Needed:

      • Budget for construction of Fine Arts complex.

      • Financial support and manpower for moving lockers from Art Gallery to another area.

      • A Fine Arts complex that includes a multi-purpose theatre for performances, presenters and graduation ceremonies.


Goal 2: Provide for a variety of student life experiences that enhance faith and values formation.


Objective 1: Develop an approach to religious education, communal worship, and individual spiritual growth that is inclusive and respects a diversity of backgrounds and faith traditions.


Strategy 1: Through chapel services and service opportunities, allow students to explore a personal relationship with God and foster their spiritual lives.


    • Action(s):

      • Encourage faculty to incorporate in their respective departments the role of faith in the lives and the contributions of historical figures, mathematicians, artists, musicians, scientists, writers, etc. as appropriate.

      • Create opportunities of reflection on spiritual growth after community service.

    • Responsibility: School Chaplain, and School Faculty

    • Timeframe: August 2014

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Highlighted contributions of people of faith in respective disciplines will be shared during chapel services and during class as appropriate.

      • Students will connect community service with their personal spiritual lives.

    • Indicators:

      • Content references to faith, Chapel content/focus.

    • Resources Needed: Holy Women, Holy Men book recommended by Fr. Tom Seitz (will be purchased for media center via media budget).


  • Strategy 2: To prepare and inspire students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens who volunteer to serve locally, nationally and globally.

    • Action(s):

      • Chaplain and faculty assist students with the tools they need to link their faith to service to illustrate the importance of helping others in need.

      • Continued focus of service to faith in chapel services and through reflection questions at service projects

    • Responsibility: School chaplain and faculty

    • Timeframe: August 2014

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Increase in offering of missionary trips that provide an opportunity to do service projects that reflect on faith and inspire students to be compassionate and creative people. (I.e. Led to Serve service trips)

      • Student demonstration of the importance of looking beyond themselves and developing empathy for others.

      • Guided reflection questions at service class trips.

    • Indicators:

      • Participation in national/ global service opportunities

      • Published accounts of service in Connections news.

      • Faith/service reflection and action

    • Resources Needed: Service activities that give students the opportunity to link faith to creative and compassionate service.


Objective 2: Ensure a diverse student body and acceptance of campus-wide diversity (e.g., gender, culture, race, religion, economics, etc).


Strategy 1: Explore community organizations for to aid in recruitment efforts.


    • Action(s):

      • Attend community organizations outreach programs

      • Coordinate and expand use of student shadow days

      • Promote existence of diversity fund to encourage enrollment

      • Consider 10% international student cap, thereby limiting subgroups or clique formation and encouraging better engagement within student body.

    • Responsibility:

      • Admissions

      • College Admissions Office

      • Administration

    • Timeframe: 8/2014

    • Planned Outcomes: More diverse applicant pool

    • Indicators: More diverse student body

    • Resources Needed:

      • Time of Administration

      • Student volunteer hours


Strategy 2: Educating ASA community in diversity


    • Action(s):

      • Sensitivity training for all cultures,

      • Active diversity club with week-long celebration of all aspects of diversity

      • Diversity workshop days for all (families, administration, students and faculty)

      • Conferences attendance by faculty and students

    • Responsibility: Diversity Chair and co-chair, Diversity Club Sponsor, Administration

    • Timeframe: 8/ 2014

    • Planned Outcomes: Overall acceptance of diversity

    • Indicators:

      • Observation of student engagement in social interactions

      • Student and teacher attendance in diversity club activities

      • Student and teacher attendance in diversity conferences

    • Resources Needed:

      • Time and commitment

      • Financial support for training purposes


Objective 3: Ensure the awareness of environmental issues and opportunities for engagement in environmental activities.

Strategy 1: To attain “Green” school designation.

    • Action(s):

      • Improve recycling & energy conservation through school

      • Improve awareness of environmental issues within the ASA community.

    • Responsibility:

      • Administration

      • Staff

      • Students (US & LS)

    • Timeframe: Fall 2014, Fall 2016

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Attaining Green school designation

      • Increasing number of recycling receptors and collection

      • Composting waste material from cafeteria and grounds

    • Indicators:

      • Number of recycle bins used

      • Lower electric bill

      • Less trash

    • Resources Needed:

      • Manpower

      • School commitment

      • Recycling and composting bins

      • Recycling club

      • Student involvement


Strategy 2: Completed scope and sequence of environmental education.


    • Action(s):

      • Developing whole school environmental studies/ projects

      • Develop environmental studies curriculum within US & LS

      • Provide class trips with environmental and community focus

      • Offer AP environmental class

      • Develop environmental projects with community leaders

    • Responsibility:

      • Designated leadership

      • Students (US & LS)

      • Teachers

      • Club Sponsors

    • Timeframe: January/2015

    • Planned Outcomes:

      • Cross school project, hydroponics garden, composting

      • Improved curriculum

      • Service-based class trips with environmental focus (IEARN)

      • School/student partnerships with community environmental leaders/businesses

    • Indicators:

      • Successful projects

      • AP environmental class

      • Environmentally aware students and faculty

      • Partnerships/internships

    • Resources Needed:

      • Grants to fund program

      • Timeline/curriculum

      • Training for staff

      • Leadership roles

      • Equipment for recycling/composting


Objective 4: Design and implement an effective Middle School Advisory Program that focuses on relationship building as a tool for students social and emotional needs, academic support and healthy adolescent development.

    • Action(s):

      • Develop a shared purpose for advisor/advisory program

      • Provide Middle School advisors with professional development on leading Advisory lessons and activities.

      • Ensure that each student is known well at school by at least one adult who serves as that student’s advocate (advisor);

      • Guarantee that every student belongs to a peer group;

      • Help every student find ways of being successful within the academic and social options the school provides

      • Promote communication and coordination between home and school.


Responsibility: Teacher advisors, Middle School Head, Director of Student Life

Timeframe: Fall 2014

Planned Outcomes:

  • Active advisory classes that address the unique needs of Middle School students.

  • Middle School student retention

  • Teacher/student relationships that support students’ needs.

  • Parent satisfaction with school communications

Indicators: Thriving advisory program where students feel connected and parent communication is frequent.

Resources Needed: Time for advisors to develop advisory curriculum and funding for advisory resources.


Strategy 1:


Goal 3: Coordinate and communicate (Whole) Student Events for entire school community.


Strategy 1: Use technology resources to communicate and coordinate student activities.

    • Action(s): Encourage use of Google Student Life Calendar

    • Responsibilities: Jeannine Wright, Steve Canlon

    • Timeframe: August/ 2014

    • Planned Outcomes: Coordinated student activities

    • Indicators: Parent and teacher awareness of activities

    • Resources Needed: Google Calendar, Student Life Director

Strategy 2: Use of Connections weekly newsletter to communicate upcoming student life activities (try-outs, sporting events, performances, field trips, etc,)

    • Action(s): Add student life upcoming events to Connections newsletter

    • Responsibilities: Frances McMichael, Jeannine Wright

    • Timeframe: August 2014

    • Planned Outcomes: Better communication

    • Indicators: Student participation in activities

    • Resources Needed: Communication of activities with advancement office in timely manner.