Mission, Vision & Values

District Logo Learning for Life
Our Mission 
Granville Schools mission is Learning for Life.

Our Vision
Graduates of the Granville Exempted Village School District are well-prepared and empowered to be thoughtful, productive, and contributing members of their communities, and are equipped with the critical thinking skills and self-sufficiency necessary for success in our ever-changing world.

Our Values
We want our staff to model, and our children to exhibit and embrace, these values:
  • Acceptance and Inclusion
  • Compassion
  • Diligence and Self-Discipline
  • Honesty and Integrity (Trustworthiness)
  • Moral Courage
  • Respect
  • Responsibility and Self-Reliance
  • Collaboration
  • Citizenship
Our operations and work are founded on, and are guided by, these principles:

  • Student learning as our core purpose
  • Family and community involvement
  • High expectations that challenge each student and staff member
  • Professional skill development
  • Innovation
  • Clean, safe, and secure learning environments
  • Fiscal responsibility, accountability, and stewardship
  • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment based on student needs
  • Technology integration across the curriculum and the use of data to direct instructional practices

Portrait of a Graduate

Several years ago, we engaged in an innovation process to determine how we could improve outcomes for students. The by-product of that process was the integration of Project Based Learning (PBL) into our students’ and teachers’ mindset. Shortly after the PBL work began, we engaged in a community process to identify our Portrait of a Graduate (PoaG) – a composite of our Values, combined with what mindsets, skills and dispositions we want our students to possess after their tenure within our district. The following competencies define Blue Aces. 
  • Assume shared responsibility and value individual contributions to achieve a common goal.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work together in diverse teams.
  • Articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills.

Critical Thinkers
  • Collect, assess, and analyze information to make sound judgments and decisions.
  • Refine and evaluate ideas in order to innovate and maximize creative efforts.
  • Reflect on the learning process, feedback, and solutions.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives and needs of others.
  • Examine the impact of external influences on beliefs and behaviors during interactions with others.
  • Maintain an open-minded approach to new ideas or values.

  • Adjust to varied roles and responsibilities in a world of ambiguity and changing priorities.
  • React productively to feedback, success, and failure.
  • Understand, balance, and navigate diverse views to reach workable solutions. 

  • Display personal integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior.
  • Explore and expand personal learning experiences and opportunities to gain expertise.
  • Understand the local, national, and global implications of civic decisions.

  • View failure as an opportunity to learn.
  • Delay gratification, refocus after distractions, and maintain momentum until goals are attained.
  • Develop positive attitudes and beliefs about themselves as lifelong learners.

Granville Schools Portrait of a Graduate

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