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The Upper Dauphin Area School District is required by law to periodically submit comprehensive plans to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  These plans are required as follows:

  • Professional Education Plan (Every 3 Years)
  • Special Education Plan (Every 3 Years)
  • Induction Plan (Every 6 Years)
  • Student Services Plan (Every 6 Years)
  • Gifted Education Plan (Every 6 Years)

The above plans must be made available for public inspection 28 days prior to approval by the Board of Education.  Source: PDE Chapter 4 Planning Requirements

Our mission is to empower our students to be lifelong learners in order to reach their greatest potential.

In keeping with our mission, a learning partnership comprised of staff, families, and the community at large will promote a collaborative spirit in a safe and secure environment to support the education of the whole child. In order to achieve these goals, we will make a commitment to:

  • Provide a challenging curriculum with effective teaching;
  • Promote a culture of respect which values diversity;
  • Empower our students to develop personal integrity and accountability.

We believe:

  • Our students are our purpose.
  • Our district focuses on our students and recognizes that each person has the ability to learn.
  • Our students are entitled to a safe, caring, learning environment.
  • All students want to succeed in some way and want to feel good about themselves.
  • All students should have the opportunity to learn using the most current material and technology available, in order to compete with the rest of the world.
  • All students should be encouraged to discuss their ideas and the ideas of others in the classroom instead of just rote memorization of facts.
  • The advancement of society depends on the development of individual talents, and that each student should be given the opportunity and resources to develop his/her talents to the utmost of their potential.
  • Our learning environment develops values of service, pride, excellence, and integrity.
  • Our students are encouraged to contribute to the community.
  • Our district strives for pride, excellence, and integrity.
  • Our heritage provides a foundation for good citizenship.
  • The role of all in the school community is to work cooperatively to support the needs of the students.
  • The partnership among the home, the school district, and the community has a direct correlation to the quality of the educational system and the experience of each student.
  • Every human has intrinsic value and unique gifts and talents.
  • Character counts and that honesty and integrity are essential to healthy relationships.
  • Schools are places to help all students develop and enhance their self-worth.
  • Students of today will live in a profoundly different future and we must address new challenges.
  • Global citizens require competencies in problem-solving, communication skills, technology, and teamwork.
  • Learning occurs within the entire school community when: (1) all who enter feel physically and emotionally safe and secure; and, (2) healthy minds and bodies are valued and encouraged.
  • Individuals are responsible for their choices and actions.
  • The family is the foundation for a successful community.