Elgin Academy 2020 and Beyond

 

Mr. Hanford Teaching

Our 2017 Strategic Plan

The Predecessor to Elgin Academy 2020 and Beyond

The board led a planning process in 2017, beginning with various community surveys and sessions to develop a community plan. This plan had two central guiding  principles. The first was the enhancement of the student experience wholistically and the second was the analysis of our enrollment management processes.

 
As a result of that plan, the school took a number of steps:
  • Hired a Director of Personalized Learning (and subsequently a counselor) to better meet the social-emotional needs of our students.
  • Created additional programs such as January Term (US), Passion Projects (MS) and the Lower School Science Initiative.
  • Added a Middle School Athletic Director to enhance the athletic experience for our middle school students.
  • Enhanced learning environments in Edwards, Sears and North Halls with new furniture and materials and raised the money to fully support this initiative.
  • Hired a Director of International Studies to both enhance our international program and recruitment and to encourage the further integration of our international students into our student body, thus enhancing our student life program for all students.
  • Engaged with Independent School Management to survey our community, review and improve our enrollment practices, lead our faculty and staff in the development of the Characteristics of Professional excellence to govern our work, and lead our community in rewriting our mission statement.
  • Developed an online enrollment process and implemented an “evergreen” contract.
  • Reviewed, enhanced and retargeted our marketing.
  • Added Driver’s Education to provide an additional services sought by parents and families.
  • Developed a multiple year financial plan and the paydown of debt.
  • Added a Middle School Athletic Director to enhance the athletic experience for our middle school students.
  • Followed a development plan to help fund these priorities.