Student Success K to 12 Mission and Objectives

Big Ideas

“We want schools…where students feel free to dream about their futures, where they are able to connect their passions with possible career options, and where the opportunities and resources needed to support these decisions are provided”
- Minister’s Student Advisory Council Representatives

Our renewed goals for education

  • Achieving Excellence: Children and students of all ages will achieve high levels of academic performance, acquire high levels of academic performance, acquire valuable skills and demonstrate good citizenship. Educators will be supported in learning continuously and will be recognized as among the best in the world.
  • Ensuring Equity: All children and students will be inspired to reach their full potential, with access to rich learning experiences that begin at birth and continue into adulthood.
  • Promoting Well-Being: All children and students will develop enhanced mental and physical health, a positive sense of self and belonging, and the skills to make positive choices.
  • Enhancing Public Confidence: Ontarians will continue to have confidence in a publicly funded education system that helps develop new generations of confident, capable and caring citizens.

Goal of K to 12 Student Success

Increase the graduation rate to 85% by June 2015, by increasing credit accumulation, engaging programming, and numeracy and literacy support.


All Upper Grand students are successful within K to 12 schools, and beyond secondary school.

Objectives, 2014/15

Literacy, Numeracy, Instructional Strategies

  • Collaborative Inquiry
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Achievement in Applied Level Courses
  • Growing Success
  • Credit Recovery
  • Updated Assessment and Evaluation Guidelines – Secondary

Student Engagement

Creating Pathways to Success (CPS) - full implementation to begin in September, professional learning communities to continues, coordinated by Lead Board(s) across province (UGDSB is the TARO Pathways Lead Board 2014/15).

Mental Health and Interventions

Year three of Ministry Mental Health ASSIST Strategy.