To identify best practices in our schools that lead to improved student learning, school culture, and community involvement.
- Independent Research. Granite School District supports quality educational research that is relevant to district needs and priorities. Those interested in conducting research in our district must complete our online application form and be approved by our research committee. Research applications submitted by Granite District employees are given priority review status.
- Supporting School Improvement Leadership. We support the identification and integration of best practice in our school improvement efforts through the development of: (1) a comprehensive needs assessment to determine systemic issues associated with student learning, (2) an evaluative model for how we track our progress in adapting and implementing best practice, (3) a research model for identifying what best practices are associated with improved student learning, school culture and climate, and community involvement.
- Supporting the Granite Way. Student learning is most likely to occur when we exercise fidelity to the Utah core standards, implement the instructional framework, utilize district supported tools and assessments, organize and implement professional learning communities, and provide multi-tiered systems of support. We define these five components in terms of essential teaching and leadership skills and practices.
- Professional Learning Communities. We work best when we work together. We should strive to build a community of trust and meaningful collaboration with our colleagues, our students, and within our community. We provide guidance on how to organize and purpose our school teams.
- Accreditation. High Schools are required to be accredited every five years. Our department offers financial assistance to our schools to offset many of the costs associated with their accreditation review.