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Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles

All Means All

All staff focus on success for all students. There are many pathways and opportunities for students to learn, achieve, and celebrate their intellectual, creative, personal, and future success.

Collaboration and Civil Discourse 

The organization works collaboratively and creatively to ensure student success in a supportive environment. Decisions are made with stakeholder input and participation. Critical thinking, collegial dialogue and civil discourse around challenging problems are expected. Successes are recognized and celebrated.

Culture of Care and Safety 

Schools and all district work sites are safe and secure environments for students, parents, and staff. SLCUSD focuses on the social-emotional needs of our students, values students’ voices, and creates nurturing and inclusive school communities. Students, staff and families are compassionate school community members.

High Expectations 

Expectations for students, parents, and staff are clearly defined, understood, and shared. Students, parents, and staff are empowered, supported, and provided training and professional development opportunities to meet expectations. SLCUSD creates learning environments that empower students to take ownership over their learning in order for them to find purpose, meaning, and joy in their education and to excel beyond high school.

Continuous Improvement 

Staff, students, and parents collaboratively evaluate progress using multiple, reliable measures, and make changes when necessary.

Respect and Integrity 

Communication and interactions among and between students, staff, and parents is defined by mutual respect, trust, empathy, and support. SLCUSD strives to create a safe space for students to learn about themselves, other people, and the world around them.

Our Vision

San Luis Coastal Prepares each student for a life of purpose.

Our students become courageous and creative thinkers. They are college and career ready, skillful collaborators, and productive contributors to a diverse and rapidly evolving world.

Our Mission

San Luis Coastal Unified School District educates students through rigorous, relevant, and engaging experiences provided by caring, connected staff with support of the entire community.

District-Wide Goals

During five strategy sessions, the Board of Trustees discussed important goals for the District - both overall and by grade span - in recognition of the varied needs students have at different ages...

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