Oak Ridge Schools 2018-01-12T16:47:04+00:00
Every student prepared for college, career and life success
The Oak Ridge School District was born in the shadow of the Manhattan Project in 1943. Like the project that brought together the nation’s greatest minds for a common goal, the school system set the bar high for educational excellence from the beginning. Over 75% of our passionate, award-winning teachers hold master’s degrees. Oak Ridge Schools offer a challenging STEM curriculum with a deliberate focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity to ensure success for every student.
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First District in Tennessee, Second in the World to achieve AdvancED STEM Certification.
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Who is AdvancED?

http://www.advanc-ed.org/about-us
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation and their goal is not simply to certify that our educational institution is good enough. Rather, they are committed to help us continuously improve.

AdvancED partners with 34,000 educational institutions across the United States and 70 other nations. The organization was created through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012, combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm, and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change.

What is AdvancED STEM Certification?

http://www.advanc-ed.org/services/stem-certification
AdvancED recognizes that today more than ever, we must prepare our students for careers of tomorrow by fostering and perpetuating enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

AdvancED’s STEM Certification provides our schools a research-based framework and criteria for awareness, continuous improvement, and assessment of the quality, rigor and substance of our STEM educational programs. The Standard and Indicators clearly define vital components for creating and sustaining superior, student-centered K-12 STEM teaching and learning programs, as well as clear expectations for student outcomes and mastery of 21st century skills.

Through valid and reliable processes, tools, and training, AdvancED STEM Certification will ensure that even our most effective educators and programs continually assess and improve to meet the needs and demands of the real world.

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Jan
22
Mon
Board of Education Meeting @ School Administration Building
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
23
Tue
Oak Ridge Board of Education/City Council Joint Work Session @ Robertsville Middle School
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
21
Wed
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm
Feb
22
Thu
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal for Elementary Schools)
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm
Feb
26
Mon
Board of Education Meeting @ School Administration Building
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
3
Sat
Oak Ridge Schools Stomp Out Tobacco 5K
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mar
12
Mon
Optional Spring Intersession
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day
Spring Break
Mar 12 – Mar 23 all-day
Mar
26
Mon
Board of Education Meeting @ School Administration Building
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
30
Fri
Good Friday Holiday
Mar 30 all-day
Voted #1 District in TN

Voted #1 District in Tennessee