Applicants Sought for Educational Visioning Committee


The school district is seeking individuals who would like to be deeply involved in the Educational Vision for Arlington High School. A 60-member committee, with representation from many stakeholder groups, will meet in January and February.  Note that this visioning committee is separate from the Community Forums that are also being held this winter.

The composition of the AHS Educational Visioning Committee will be weighted toward educators and students. The committee will also include representation from many voices in Arlington:  parents of Arlington students at all levels, parents of children not yet attending school, town officials, Arlington High School Building Committee members, and community members. This committee will delve deeply into crafting the Educational Vision for the school.

The Educational Vision will describe the specific curricula, courses and programs that will be offered at Arlington High School. It is a key driver of the design for the building. For example, the outline of the science, arts, and mathematics curricula will inform the design of classrooms, labs and program spaces allocated for those courses and programs.

The committee’s work will be facilitated by David Stephen, of New Vista. Mr. Stephen facilitated teacher and community input for the Gibbs School project.

Committee members must commit to attending all three meetings at Arlington High School Old Hall:

  • January 18, 2:00-6:00 pm
  • February 8, 2:00-6:00 pm
  • February 13, 2:00-6:00 pm
  • Snow Date: February 15, 2:00-6:00 pm

To be considered, please complete the application by January 7. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance, or not, by January 11.

The Educational Visioning Committee application is here.

If you cannot apply electronically, paper copies of the application will be available in the Arlington High School and Ottoson Middle School Main Offices through January 7.

Please note, we will hold a lottery to choose members if a high number of a particular stakeholder group apply. Also, students will be participating on the Educational Visioning Committee, but will be recruited separately. School Committee members will also participate.

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