Last summer, a representative group from the Student Success Core team traveled to Cincinnati to visit the Strive Partnership.

Strive is a partnership of schools, business, community groups and parent organizations working together for better student outcomes in Cincinnati and Northern KY.

A key learning from the trip was that agreement and alignment around goals was essential. For Strive, agreement and alignment was realized through the development of a roadmap to and everyone the group met with referenced its importance to their work.

The Core Team knew that to be relevant to the Itasca Area they would need to adapt, not adopt Strive’s roadmap. Their work is represented in this “Pathway” document – a combination of goals and aspirations that we believe will lead to success for all our students.