In 2009 Vermont Commons School, led by the Board of Trustees, began developing our first 5-10 year Strategic Plan. The process involved participation and input from all of our key constituencies: students, parents, alumni, faculty, administrators, key community partners, and trustees. The result was a cohesive, sound, and exciting plan built upon four pillars: Programs, Community Engagement, Financial Stewardship, and Facilities. These four tenets, along with the Mission and Vision, serve to guide all decisions about the future of the school.
In the first half of the implementation of our Strategic Plan, among other achievements, we have already accomplished the following:
- The NEASC (New England Association of Schools & Colleges) accreditation process
- Phases I and II of the VCS Building Program Plan and renovation
- A 5-10 year financial plan supporting the needs of the four Pillars
- An updated curriculum of the core subjects ensuring reflection of the school’s Mission