District 5 schools have a reputation for doing two things well:
- providing solid and strong academics
- meeting the needs of all students no matter what their academic level or the neighborhood they come from.
Maintaining a commitment to successful programming and staffing in District 5 schools will ensure continued success.
Here are other ideas to help all CMS students—whether they are in District 5 or not:
Focus on the Beginning—When children come unprepared for kindergarten they often never catch up. Investments in the early years pay off!
- Work with state and local funders to expand CMS pre-k enrollment for low income children in Mecklenburg County by fully funding the 2000 student wait list.
- Improve third grade reading ability by working with community partners to develop a coordinated birth-to-eight approach.
Reimagine the End—Integrate career prep early in high school to give students a pathway to a good paying job right after graduation or
a head start on their college career.
- Align curriculum to include courses such as coding and project management.
- Work with the business community, CPCC and UNCC to provide on the job training, specialized coursework, and internships throughout the school year.
- Creatively work with CMS staff and community funders to develop facilities that will house specialized career training.