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Mission, Vision, Beliefs


The school board adopted and continues to use “Reach the PEAK” as its vision statement. This statement is reviewed annually by the board to ensure it encompasses the direction the district is moving. Every fall each building reviews its mission and vision Reach the PEAK logostatements to make sure they align with the district’s. 

The word PEAK originated from four areas of focus for the district’s students and staff: Prepared, Engaged, Active, and Knowledgeable. Visually it captures the most geographically dominant piece of our skyline, which is Laramie Peak.

The essence of “Reach the PEAK” is an understanding that education is a journey for all involved. This journey captures the process of Continuous Improvement. It is a long, arduous climb to be the best that each of us can be – students, staff, parents, the community. There is no shortcut to sustained excellence. 

By definition “Continuous School Improvement is a cyclical process intended to help groups of people in a system – from a class to a school district or even a network of many districts – set goals, identify ways to improve, and evaluate change” (Midweek, 2/2018). Sustainable excellence is only accomplished by “looking at problems (or potential problems) as a system rather than isolated episodes; working to improve policies and processes within that system; repeatedly testing assumptions about the causes of problems and their possible solutions; and involving those most affected by changes . . . in deciding what tweaks to make” (Midweek, 2/2018)


The Mission Statement of Platte #1 is currently being reviewed as part of our continuous improvement process. The School Board is leading the process and working on this task during work sessions in FY22.

Established in 2014 along with the Vision work, the Mission encompasses the focus of the school board in ensuring all stakeholders are prepared, engaged, active and knowledgeable in realizing the value of a lifelong education.

“The mission of Platte County School District #1 is to ensure that each student is actively engaged in learning, connected to the school and broader community, and prepared for an ever-changing world.”

Belief Statements

PCSD #1 School Board Beliefs (adopted at the October 11, 2021 Work Session)

Below are the finalized School Board Belief Statements for Platte County School District #1. This work was done during the 2020-2021 School Year through multiple work sessions and the work done in the Google Classroom format.

Platte County School District #1 Believes...

  • Our schools will empower students with the skills necessary to embrace an ever-changing environment by providing them with opportunities to exhibit strong citizenship, application of knowledge, and critical thinking skills, while supporting the social and mental well-being of all.
  • Our schools provide the necessary environment and support needed for continued learning and growth for all students and staff.
  • Our students will take an active academic, social, and emotional role in their education. Students will be prepared to meet challenges that they may face and will have the necessary characteristics to demonstrate hard work, honor, and integrity.
  • Our classrooms address the individual academic and social/emotional needs of the students through numerous sound educational practices, while allowing for student choice and growth.
  • Our school/central office staff members focus on the creation of a positive learning environment for all stakeholders by ensuring necessary resources are available. They will strive to create an environment where every staff member in the district understands their impact on the education of our students.
  • Our school faculty/central office division will be unified with the understanding that a strong team bond is necessary to establish effective communication, universal support of goals, and a shared commitment to growth and development.
  • Our instructional programs include the establishment of positive learning environments, where students and staff will seek the best learning experiences to successfully achieve the identified learning goals. Students will be able to showcase their academic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pursue their dreams and goals.

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School Improvement Plans submitted to WDE


Click below to access the 2020-2021 School Improvement Plans for this school year. Plans are due to WDE on 11/1/20 and were submitted and approved by the School Board at the November Board Meeting.  Please feel free to contact any of the building principals if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or questions.

School Improvement Plans for 20-21




Title IX Training Materials

Platte County School District #1 has completed the following Title IX Training Programs:

Title IX Coordinator Training Materials

#onePlatte1 Title IX Coordinator: Cory J. Dziowgo

Title IX Investigator Training Materials