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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  6010  Instruction

Goals And Objectives   

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The Board of Education believes that all students need to meet high standards of academic knowledge and skills. In addition, they must have the ability to apply their skills to the workplace, where they will be required to adapt to emerging technologies and changing societal needs. The Board therefore desires to provide an integrated school-to-career instructional program that extends from kindergarten through high-school graduation and prepares all students to have:

1. Mastery of skills and knowledge in mathematics, English, science, civics and government, economics, history, geography, health and safety, physical education, foreign language and the arts

2. Ability to analyze, think creatively, solve problems, make decisions and apply knowledge and skills to real-life situations

3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills

4. Experience with a variety of technologies

5. A flexible personal career plan based on:

a. Awareness of possible career paths

b. Career counseling

c. Consecutive work-site learning experiences

d. An understanding of all aspects of the industry the student is preparing to enter

6. Specialized skills that can lead to career entry positions or more advanced education

7. Respect for a diversity of cultures and thoughts

8. Self-esteem

9. Awareness of the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy and the importance of community service

10. A positive work ethic, and ability to work independently or in a team

11. Ability to seek out, organize and learn new information

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 6030 - Integrated Academic and Vocational Instruction)

Legal Reference:


51000-51007 Legislative intent for education program, especially:

51004 Education goals

51006 Computer education and resources

51007 Programs to strengthen technological skills

51041 Evaluation of educational program

52336-52336.5 Career preparatory programs


2301 et seq. Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act

5801-6084 National Education Reform, Goals 2001

6101-6251 School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994

6751-6777 Enhancing Education Through Technology Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Title II, Part D


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California