Office of the Superintendent
The 2017-18 school year is underway and students at all of our 42 exemplary schools are growing as learners and human beings. At Fremont Unified, we believe the children under our care are not just here to master the academics, but also learn how to cooperate, collaborate, innovate, and participate in our larger community.
With the adoption of the new California Standards a few years ago, the State also established a “college and career readiness” roadmap from elementary through high school and beyond. To help guide parents and students through the system, our district developed a set of TK-12 college and career readiness indicators which can be found on our website. These indicators include the habits and characteristics of a student progressing through every stage from pre-school to graduation.
I’d like to point out that academic success in the form of high grades and standardized test scores are just two factors that determine whether a student is on track to be successful in higher education or their chosen career path. There are other skills and practices that matter just as much! Being on time, paying attention, asking thoughtful questions, getting along with others, creative problem solving, and being a good listener-- just to name a few.
Albert Einstein once said, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Along their educational careers, our staff is here to encourage, inspire, and challenge our students to cultivate their academic achievement and realize their value in the world. The diversity in Fremont is our strength and we are proud to have students flourish in a multitude of careers, enter a variety of colleges, and most, importantly, make a positive mark on society.
So here’s to the lessons we’ll learn, challenges we’ll overcome, and a-ha moments we’ll celebrate as we travel 2017-18 together.
Kim Wallace, Ed.D
Fremont Unified School District