For Parents

Ponca City Public Schools Goals and Beliefs

Goals for the Ponca City Public Schools

• Commitment to excellence through high academic achievement and a passion for developing thinking;
• Anyone entering Ponca City Public Schools leaves only by transfer or graduation;
• Maintain a continuing commitment to excellence in our extracurricular programs;
• Parents input and participation in their own child’s education is actively sought and encouraged by the school;
• High level of retention of trained and dedicated employees;
• All teachers model effective teaching skills that support district goals and beliefs;
• Fully implement a 21st Century Technology plan
• Commitment to excellence through ongoing capital improvement.

Board of Education Belief Statement We Believe:

• Our students must learn; our teachers must teach; and it is the responsibility of the school community that both happen;
• Our students can achieve beyond expectations;
• Students learn and achieve at different rates and in different ways;
• All students have value and a natural desire to learn;
• Self-esteem and performance are interdependent;
• Parental involvement is vital in the education of children;
• The entire school community must model life-long learning, open communication, high standards, and ethical behavior; and
• Ponca City Public Schools must teach discipline and respect in a safe, challenging, nurturing climate that maintains high standards of achievement for all learners.

Ponca City Public Schools Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure that all individuals have the opportunity and environment to demonstrate the attitudes, skills, and knowledge essential for lifelong learning and responsible living.